Thursday, March 31, 2011

P-G: Department gets grant for fire truck

The Mt. Lebanon Fire Department received a $585,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Association to put toward a new $900,000 fire truck. The truck, a Smeal Fire Apparatus 105-foot rear mount ladder truck, has a 500-gallon water tank with a 1,500-gallon per minute pump. It will replace two trucks: a retired 1982 Grumman Pumper and a 1992 Sutphen Tower Ladder, which will be sold.

The new truck should arrive in December. It is expected to respond to 450 calls a year and last 15 years.

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