Damaged Moss Point MI Fire Apparatus Back in Service

A Moss Point (MI) fire truck that was damaged during Hurricane Isaac is back in service, and a new fire truck is expected to be delivered by summer next year.

Fire Chief Clarence Parks said that Ferrara Fire Truck Manufacturing Co. delivered the engine to the Moss Point Central Fire Station.

Two weeks ago, the board unanimously accepted the bid of the state contract price and approved the purchase of a fire truck for the Escatawpa Utility District Fire Department through Republic First National Leasing at 4.09 percent for 10 years.

The new pump engine is expected to cost about $350,000, the fire chief said.

“The delivery date is somewhere between six and seven months,” said Parks. “It’s a fire engine that holds 10,000 gallons of water. It’s capable of pumping 1,250 gallons a minute.”

The new truck will replace one that is over 20 years old, he said.

“It’s just what we are doing right now,” said Parks. “Hopefully, we will get another grant to get another one, but we won’t know that until grants are announced by FEMA.”

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