Middletown receives 2 new fire trucks to replace older vehicles

Two new fire trucks will hit Middletown’s streets in a few weeks.

The new Sutphen fire pumpers were delivered late Wednesday to fire headquarters.

Fire Chief Paul Lolli said the new pumpers are fully equiped but will have the final installation of charging units for portable radios and flashlight, and other items, before being placed into service.

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Lolli said one of the new pumpers will operate out of Station 81 downtown and the other pumper will be stationed at fire headquarters Roosevelt Boulevard.

The trucks will replace a 1997 pumper and a 2000 Quint ladder truck.

The city purchased both units from the Dublin-based manufacturer for $937,050 through the state purchasing contract.

The new trucks have 500-gallon tanks that can pump from fire hydrants up to 1,500 gallons a minute, Lolli said.

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