The Holyoke Fire Department unveiled more than $1.5 million of new equipment, including three fire engines and a rescue boat.
“I am grateful for the service of each member of the department, and it is critical that the city stand behind them by ensuring they have the equipment and resources necessary to protect themselves and to protect all Holyoke residents,” Mayor Alex B. Morse said.
Three fire engines replace the aging engines 1, 2 and 3. The fire engines were made by Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. of Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania and when outfitted with hoses and other equipment each cost $420,000, Capt. Anthony Cerruti said.
The new fire engines 1 and 2 will be housed at Fire Department headquarters at 600 High St. and Engine 3 will be at Station 3 at 1579 Northampton St., he said.
The Crestliner boat replaces one that was damaged during a rescue on the Connecticut River last year, he said.
The equipment was purchased with $1.5 million in borrowing approved by Morse and the City Council.
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