The Weathersfield Fire Department showed off its newest piece of equipment on Tuesday.
A $148,000 brush truck was purchased through a FEMA grant, with the township only having to pay $30,000. They applied for the grant six years straight before finally getting accepted.
The truck will be used not only to fight brush fires, but also for auto accidents and medical calls.
“The truck has a herstal on it, also known as the Jaws of Life. It has 250 gallons of water, has a 30-gallon foam cell on it, has a light tower on it. So not only can it fight fires and help us with that, but now it is one more piece of equipment that has lighting on it that if the police department needs help with some lighting during the night it can also go out on that,” said Weathersfield Fire Department Chief Randy Pugh.
The brush truck replaces two older vehicles, including one from 1974 and the other from 1988.