Frazer Volunteer Fire Department No. 2 is hoping to purchase a new fire engine to make it easier to respond to calls on Route 28.
The department will hold a public hearing on the purchase at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the fire hall, 111 Frazer #2 Lane, to get input from residents.
Chief Dave Gould said the department plans to take out a 15-year loan to cover the nearly $500,000 cost of the 2019 Sutphen pumper fire-rescue engine.
Gould said the department would like to get $100,000 from selling its current 2001 truck to help cover some of the cost, but he’s not sure they’ll be able to get that much.
“It’s just getting tired and the pump’s a little small,” he said. “We want to get rid of it so it doesn’t start nickel-diming us.”