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Parma (OH) Fire Department Unveils New Fire Apparatus

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Parma Fire Department has received two brand-new Sutphen pumper fire engines, reports cleveland.com.

The department had been waiting for more than a year. Using state pricing, the fire department last year purchased the two fire engines for $883,685. Over the next 10 years, the city will pay for the expenditures using money from the ambulance billing account and levy funds.

The vehicles adhere to a clean cab initiative with an emphasis on firefighter safety. The fire trucks have outside storage on the vehicle for the firefighters’ turnout gear, axes and helmets.

The cabs are extremely quiet, with firefighters no longer needing ear protection. The Parma Fire Department vehicle fleet includes six pumpers or fire engines — four frontline vehicles and two backups.