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City of Eden introduces new trucks for fire department
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City of Eden introduces new trucks for fire department

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EDEN — In an effort to provide better fire service for the city and replace an aging truck, the Eden Fire Department recently added two new engines to its fleet.

The city approved the purchase of a new aerial platform truck and a custom engine in it’s 2020-21 budget.

“We hope for a 20-year lifespan,” said Interim Fire Chief Todd Harden. “These trucks will be a great addition to the Fire Department. It will allow ladder trucks to be stationed on each side of the city.”

Below are some interesting facts about each truck:

Sutphen SP 70 Aerial Platform

2021 Aerial Platform

Manufactured in Ohio

1,500 gallons per minute pump

Midship mounted ladder

470-gallon water tank

70-foot aerial platform

Will be housed at Station 1 on Henry Street

Sutphen Custom Engine2020 Custom Engine

Manufactured in Ohio

1,500-gallon per minute pump

1,800-gallon water tank

Will be housed at Station 4 on E. Stadium Drive

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