Cheswick (PA) Gets New Fire Apparatus

Cheswick’s new fire truck will be in service soon.

The borough’s volunteer fire department is set to display the vehicle from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at the department’s headquarters on Spruce Street.

The truck, which will replace a vehicle bought in 1989, will be christened in a traditional manner: with three different pushes from the street into the garage.

Borough officials will provide the first push; the second will be handled by firefighters from neighboring communities; and the third push to officially put the vehicle into service will be completed by Cheswick firefighters, according to fire officials.

The truck will cost about $354,000, with a major portion paid for through a bond refinancing.

Council finally approved the new fire truck in June 2013.

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