Harrisburg PA Activates Fire Apparatus

Harrisburg (PA) officials activated a new fire truck that will be the city’s busiest and have a huge impact on fires and rescues. The $670,000 pumper-rescue truck was made possible with $325,000 in casino revenues channeled to local communities.

The rest of the money came from the Harrisburg Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association, a charitable organization that uses a state-controlled tax stream to support local firefighting.

The new vehicle will go out on nearly every call, including car accidents, for a total of about 1,850 calls per year.

The truck, with good maintenance, will last about 25 years. It replaces a worn out truck from the 1980s.

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