New Fire Trucks to be Unveiled Today

Credit: sfd911 on MSN Groups
From City Hall:

The two new trucks are equipped with “Jaws of Life” tools, which means that nine Newark Fire Department truck companies and two heavy rescue units will be equipped with these tools, providing the City with its highest level of coverage ever.

Newark Fire Department rescue teams will be able to respond within 3.5 minutes of any call for “Jaws of Life” assistance from any point in the City of Newark. One truck will go to Ladder 1 on Orange Street, the other truck will go to Ladder 5 on Clinton Avenue.

See the full press advisory after the jump.  The image comes from an MSN Group devoted to the history of the NFD and looks legit.

MAYOR BOOKER AND FIRE DIRECTOR DAVID GIORDANO TO CELEBRATE FIRE PREVENTION MONTH BY UNVEILING TWO NEW FIRE LADDER TRUCKS AT CITY HALL, ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, AT 11 A.M.

New fire trucks will be equipped with aerial ladders and “Jaws of Life;” City will now be able to respond to any call for “Jaws of Life” assistance within 3.5 minutes

Newark, NJ – October 15, 2008 – Mayor Cory A. Booker, Fire Director David Giordano, Fire Chief Michael Lalor, and other Newark dignitaries will celebrate Fire Prevention Month by unveiling two new fire ladder trucks at City Hall, 920 Broad Street, on Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 11 a.m.

The two new trucks are equipped with “Jaws of Life” tools, which means that nine Newark Fire Department truck companies and two heavy rescue units will be equipped with these tools, providing the City with its highest level of coverage ever – Newark Fire Department rescue teams will be able to respond within 3.5 minutes of any call for “Jaws of Life” assistance from any point in the City of Newark. One truck will go to Ladder 1 on Orange Street, the other truck will go to Ladder 5 on Clinton Avenue.

Both trucks are painted in the new “retro red” Fire Department color scheme.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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