Portland, ME, firefighters will soon have three new apparatus to replace equipment with serious safety concerns, according to the Portland Press Herald newspaper.
The paper reported Portland budgeted $2.7 million from its 2022 fiscal year budget which is due to begin in July, the newspaper reported.
For the money, the department will get two new pumpers and an aerial, the paper reported.
The capital outlay is critical at this time with two fire engines out and a third expected to fail inspection this spring, the paper reported. Portland firefighters had hoped to buy five apparatus, but city officials recommended buying only three because of other funding needs in the city, the paper reported. The fire department might seek to buy another ladder and engine in 2023.