The Lewis Tompkins Hose Company of the Beacon City (NY) Fire Department is the recipient of $125,000 in state funding in the 2021-22 budget, reports midhudsonnews.com.
The department showed off its new pumper, which had a total price tag of $640,000 and will allow them to retire two 20 plus-year-old trucks.
Beacon used to have three working fire companies—that has now been reduced to two with an imminent transition to Lewis Tompkins Hose to be the city’s central department.
Officials say the acquisition of this pumper truck will allow the city to reduce the cost of the transition. It’s expected to serve the city for at least the next 25 years.