Ceremony to "Push-In" New Newport Fire Truck
A "Push-In" ceremony is called for the new fire engine at the Newport Fire Department.
Fire Chief Bill Darin announced that the ceremony would take place Tuesday at 9 a.m. to celebrate the 2017 Pierce Fire Engine. It was specifically designed and engineered to fit in Newport Fire Station #2 (171 Main Street in South Newport).
It replaces a 1989 engine and was purchased through a $500,000 FEMA grant. The city paid $23,809.
In a news release, the unit is described as a state-of-the-art engine, able to pump 1,500 gallons per minute, and holds 500 gallons of water.
The unit will be operated by one lieutenant, one engineer, and one firefighter.
The new truck is capable of providing advanced life support emergency medical services to Newport residents. The unit was designed by a committee consisting of Captain Rich Klaserner, Lt. Ryan Lange, Lt. Chuck Dietz, Engineer Jeff Stahl, Engineer Nick Brown, and Chief Darin.
The “Push-In” Ceremony is open to the public and free to attend.
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