The Orwell (OH) Fire Department recently held a push-in ceremony for its new Rosenbauer Tanker/Pumper.
In the works for a few years, the new apparatus has “exceeded expectations” at the department. It’s set to be put into service “within a month.”
It’s the first new truck the department has put into service since 1997, and it will serve the Orwell Village, Orwell Township, Colebrook Township, and surrounding areas.
The apparatus cost $658,000; in addition, the village also rehabbed a ladder truck for $145,000 sold its 1991 tanker for $16,000, reports starbeacon.com. An income tax which passed three years ago made the purchases possibly, according to the report, with the village anticipating it taking four years for everything to be paid off.