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Nanticoke Fire Department Set To Unveil New Fire Truck

March 22, 2019
Nanticoke Fire Department Set To Unveil New Fire Truck

The Nanticoke City Fire Department is hosting an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to unveil its new fire truck to the public. Engine 3, a 2019 custom-built Pierce Saber, will be blessed at the event by the Rev. James Nash of St. Faustina Parish in Nanticoke. City officials will offer comments during the open house. The City of Nanticoke purchased the new engine with funds from a DCED grant and state grant money allocated to the volunteer hose companies that support the city’s full-time department. This new engine is equipped with a 500 gallon water tank and can deliver 1500 gallons per minute with its pump. It was designed with a short wheel base and an overall length of 28 feet, four inches to navigate through tight streets and alleys in the city. The truck has a four-person cab and carries a set of eDraulic rescue tools for motor vehicle accidents. It is also licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a quick response vehicle. — BOB KALINOWSKI

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