Nothing like a bright and shiny new fire truck to start off a Tuesday morning.
Around noon, East Liverpool Fire Department had a special delivery from up north as representatives dropped off the city’s new pumper truck.
Except for slight delays caused by an equipment modification after firefighters visited the truck in Michigan last month and a traffic snafu, the department received the truck outside Central Fire Station, where passers-by couldn’t help but stop and brake to admire the new acquisition.
According to Fire Chief Bill Jones, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) paid down $372,000 for the new vehicle, which takes a 28-year-old vehicle out of the department fleet. City officials had to come up with the difference, which was $18,000.