The city added three new fire engines to its fleet at the cost of nearly $1.4 million.
The trucks, all from the Wisconsin-based company Pierce Manufacturing, will replace aging vehicles that have been in service for more than a decade.
“The arrival of these vehicles will help us to ensure that our fire personnel can respond quickly, safely and efficiently to medical and other emergencies, further helping to ensure the health and well-being of those who visit and live and work in our community,” Avedisian said.
Engine 4 will replace a 1994 truck and cost $444,747. It will serve the Warwick Neck neighborhood.
Engine 6 will replace a 2004 truck that was totaled in an accident on Airport Road. It cost is $467,594 and will serve the Conimicut area of the city.
Engine 9 was purchased $473,724 and will cover the Route 2 and Pontiac area.
All three trucks have 750-gallon water tanks, 1500-gallons-per-minute pumps and 20-gallon foam tanks.
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