New Jersey Fire Districts Hope to Buy New Fire Apparatus

The Harrison Township fire district (NJ) wants voters’ permission in obtaining a bond to help pay for a new fire truck.

The bond, which will amount to $220,000, is included on the ballot for the fire district election Feb. 16.

The district hopes to combine the bond money with about $100,000 of existing funds to pay for a 3,000-gallon tender truck, the type of vehicle used for carrying water to fires.

Mayor Lou Manzo praised the move, which the district says will not result in a tax increase.

Harrison is not the only district in the market for new equipment. Deptford is also including a question on this year’s ballot for the purchase of a new vehicle with existing district funds.

Deptford has up to $600,000 available for a new vehicle, which officials plan to shop for at the end of the year.

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