Galion OH Unveils New Fire Apparatus

Galion (OH) Fire Chief Phillip Jackson unveiled the city’s new fire truck to the city council.

With Galion in dire need of a new pumper fire truck Chief Jackson attempted to obtain a grant to replace one on an aging fleet. After being rejected, the chief came up with a replacement plan which allowed the department retire an old truck and bring in a new one for the fleet every ten years.

The pumper, manufactured in Pennsylvania, was picked as it had the most customizations that would work best with limited staffing. Those customizations included housing the Jaws of Life device in the front of the engine in order to save time from having to carry the equipment further as well as easier access with lower hose mounts and slide-out cabinets for easier lifting.

The Galion Fire Department will now operate with the new pumper, a fire engine from 1991, and a tanker from 2001 in their fire department fleet.

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