Alexandria tanker placed into service

  • Source: The Daily News
  • Published: 04/17/2024 02:00 PM

The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. has placed a new tanker truck in service. The $400,000 vehicle was ordered from KME Fire Apparatus in Harrisburg back in April 2021. But a series of supply shortages and manufacturing delays pushed what is usually a one-year delivery time back to three years and the new rig finally arrived earlier this month. Alexandria Fire Chief Tom Weyer said the new tanker was designed for the fire company’s rural area and needs in mind. “When we put together the specifications for it, we tried to keep it in line with what we need and would use it for,” Weyer said. The National Fire Protection Association recommends fire apparatus be replaced when it is 20 years old. So, the Alexandria tanker replacement fell within those guidelines. The previous tanker was a year 2000 truck that was sold to another fire company.


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