Fort Drum received a new fire truck that wasn’t supposed to arrive until November, reports WWNYTV.com.
The fire department is slated to receive another new engine/pumper in January 2021, and a third in 2022.
Fort Drum’s announcement about a new fire truck comes on the same day that U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer urged the Army to give Fort Drum’s firefighters the tools they need to protect the lives of nearly 20,000 active duty military personnel and their families.
Schumer said Fort Drum and its first responders do not have the proper equipment to reach the fourth story of their buildings, putting both occupants and the lives of firefighters in harm’s way.