2006-12-28 / News

Year in Review

New addition to fire department fleet

In April, after four years of budgeting and planning for it, the Jamestown Fire Department finally

got the newest member of the fleet — a shiny, red Engine 1.

Captain LeRoy Richardson and Deputy Chief Howie Tighe, who was captain of the old Engine 1 before becoming a chief last spring, spent many hours designing the set of specs they put out to bid for the new truck. Former Chief Bob Bryer oversaw the design of the new engine, the two firefighters noted.

The new Engine 1 cost the town $373,000, Tighe said, noting that the town budgeted money in each of the last four years to pay for it. The fire department awarded the bid to build the Engine 1 to a company called EOne of Ocala, Fla.

The fire department expects Engine 1 to serve the town for about 30 years, Tighe and Richardson said.

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