Bayonne Fire Department Has New 2023 Rescue Pumper
Mayor Jimmy Davis and Fire Chief Keith Weaver announced that the Bayonne Fire Department has acquired a new 2023 Rescue Pumper. The fire-fighting vehicle was manufactured by Spartan Emergency Response. It replaces a 2005 pumper that wore down during eighteen years of service. Mayor Davis said, “I would like to commend the Bayonne Fire Department for upgrading its vehicle fleet and improving fire protection for the people of our community.” Fire Chief Weaver said, “I would like to thank Mayor Davis and the City Council for supporting the acquisition of this important new pumper for the department. It represents a major gain for energy efficiency and 21st century technology.”
The pumper has been assigned to the Fire Department’s Squad 5 at Fire Station 5 on Chosin Few Way. That building is located at the former Military Ocean Terminal.
The new rig has battery-operated Hurst rescue tools and DeWalt power tools. Deputy Fire Chief William Bartos said, “In addition to saving time at the scene, the battery-powered tools save time at the station. They’re easy to clean, and, with no hoses to replace or generators to service; they require less maintenance and zero fuel costs, unlike hydraulic tools.” Deputy Chief Bartos continued, “Squad 5 also carries water rescue gear, high angle, medical and confined space rescue equipment, along with firefighting equipment.”
The new pumper is equipped with a 750-gallon water tank. It has the capacity for six firefighters.
The cost of the new pumper is covered by a lease-purchase agreement that will spread out the cost of $593,570 over ten years to minimize its impact on the budget.
Banner Image: Ceremony for new Bayonne Fire Department Rescue Pumper: City officials, Fire Department leaders, and Interfaith Clergy leader Rev. Dorothy Patterson took part in a ceremony for the Bayonne Fire Department’s new Rescue Pumper. The new firefighting rig has a 750-gallon water tank. It can carry six firefighters. Pictured from left to right: Fire Chief Keith Weaver, Mayor Jimmy Davis, Council Member At-Large Juan Perez, Rev. Patterson (Pastor, Wallace Temple AME Zion Church), Public Safety Director Robert Kubert, and Deputy Fire Chief William Bartos. Image Credit – City of Bayonne