According to a report from VillageSoup, the Lincolnville (ME) Fire Department (LFD) received the latest addition to its truck fleet on Thursday, January 28: a Class A pumper that will be first out for structure fires and carry all rescue tools the LFD needs for accidents.
LFD Chief Don Fullington III said the department put about two years of planning in for the new truck, including building and design. The pumper took 16 months to get the LFD, partially held up by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new rescue pumper was built on a 2020 International chassis manufactured by E-One. It is also equipped with a 1,280-gallon water tank with foam firefighting capabilities.
It was purchased at a price of $435,449 from Greenwood Emergency Vehicles of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, which has a Maine office in Brunswick.
The last truck the LFD purchased was a Pierce International Pumper Tanker in 2012. This new pumper will replace Engine 5, which has been taken out of service and is being sold to the Matinicus (ME) Fire Department.
A private group, the Lincolnville Community Foundation, provided significant financial support to the fire department; from 2013-2018, it donated a total of $275,000 to the town government’s fire truck reserve fund. The full amount was used to purchase the pumper.