Mayor Zimmer And Fire Chief Blohm To Showcase Hoboken’s New Fire EngineTweet
Hoboken, NJ - Friday, January 28th, 2011
�Our firefighters put their lives on the line to protect us, so I�m glad that we are able to provide them with the best equipment utilizing the latest technology possible so they can do their jobs effectively and keep us safe,� said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. �This new Engine will improve our response capability and modernize our fleet by replacing one of our oldest vehicles purchased in 1987.�
After Chief Blohm provides Mayor Zimmer with a tour of the Engine, it will remain parked in front of City Hall until 5 pm so that residents, especially parents and their children can view the vehicle. Fire fighters will be on hand to distribute Hoboken Fire Department challenge coins, fire helmets, coloring books, rulers, pencils, and key chains.
The new fire apparatus, a Spartan Metrostar manufactured by Crimson, is capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water per minute and can transport five seated firefighters along with a reservoir tank carrying 500 gallons of water for a quick fire attack. The vehicle, which meets or exceeds the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association, also has a variety of equipment including several ladders and more than 2,000 feet of fire hose along with the various fire nozzles and adaptors necessary to extinguish a fire.