Paterson (NJ) Fire Apparatus Damaged in Accident

One of the city’s new fire trucks has been taken out of service after it was damaged in an accident last month, officials said.

The truck — one of five the city recently purchased for a total of almost $2.5 million, plus $400,000 in interest — was leaving the Northside fire house on Temple Street on a call when its rear tires hit a concrete parking block, officials said.

Fire Chief Michal Postorino said city does not yet know the cost of the repairs. The chief said the truck is functional but has been taken out of service until the work gets done.

The firefighter driving the truck made an error in navigating the vehicle and is undergoing retraining, the chief said. The firefighter, whose name has not been made public, also faces disciplinary action, Postorino said.

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