After a 13-month process, Kittanning Hose Company #4 has a 2013 Rosenbauer fire engine.
The truck is valued at $368,000.
Firefighters paraded the truck through Kittanning Borough with Hose Company’s #1 and #6 and Applewold Borough.
The new apparatus has several custom features, including a rotating carousel that fits eight air packs besides the five in the enclosed cab, roll-up equipment doors and a built-in foam system.
Kaza Sales Representative Rick Smith said officials had many late-night sessions customizing the truck, and added that it includes a 1,500-gallon per minute pump and LED lighting.
Most of the truck’s expense was paid for through a January 2012 $340,000 federal grant, which Swartz thanked County Division Director
Jennifer Bellas for her help in. The remainder was paid through the fire company.
The truck will go into service in April after firefighters have had training on the new apparatus.
The current engine — a 1984 American LaFrance — will remain in-service during the interim.
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