Richmond (ME) Fire Chief Requesting Fire Apparatus

Richmond’s fire chief is asking for a new fire truck after the fire department has struggled with maintenance problems, reports Portland Press Herald.

The 2,500-gallon pumper tanker truck was still available for emergencies and could pump water in the event of a fire. The forestry truck wouldn’t start initially but was running by the end of the day. The battery in the squad truck had issues and required a jump start. That problem was fixed the same day as well.

The town spent $15,937 in 2017-18 compared to $27,109 in 2018-19 on fire truck maintenance. So far, $29,293 has been spent on maintenance this fiscal year

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