Friday, January 28, 2011

Greenville Fire Department gets new "Quint" truck

The City of Greenville announces that it has received delivery of a new fire truck. The new apparatus is a “Quint” – which means it has 5 major features: pump, water tank, hose bed, full ground ladder set, and 75’ aerial ladder. The new apparatus was built by Pierce Manufacturing, Appleton, Wisconsin and purchased through Finley Fire Equipment, McConnelsville, Ohio. The “Quint” replaces Engine 2, a 1971 Mack pumper. Engine 2 was purchased for $42,782.00 and has been “refurbished” twice (1986 and 2000). The cost of the new apparatus is $638,362.00. The new apparatus was funded by a $475,000.00 federal grant and $163,362.00 from City of Greenville funds. The federal funding is from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program established in 2001. This is the third AFG awarded to the City of Greenville from the federal government. Total AFG funds awarded to the City of Greenville now stands at $618,980.00.

The “Quint” will respond first out to all structural fire type calls. The addition of the extra ground ladders and aerial ladder will provide additional firefighting capabilities by the on duty firefighters. Firefighters will receive training provided from Pierce Manufacturing on the operations and maintenance of the apparatus. In addition, personnel will be performing operational drills and driving practice on the new apparatus over the next few weeks. It is expected that the new apparatus will be placed in-service in late February. As a condition of the grant, Engine 2 will be taken out of service and sold.

For more information contact Chief mark Wolf 937-548-3040 or

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