Hempfield Township supervisors unanimously voted to purchase a Sutphen Monarch heavy-duty custom engine tanker, reports Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The tanker will cost $753,000 and is expected to take between 15 and 17 months to be built. The fire truck will also be used by the North Hempfield Fire Station.
The township has been working to upgrade the fleet. Last January, older trucks were replaced by Sutphen SL75 Mid-Mount Aerial Ladder trucks, which can fight fires in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. This month also marked the arrival of another new fire truck.
All of the trucks were purchased from the Ohio-based Sutphen Corporation.