Marlboro Tanker 28-1-96 Still Responds
By NICHOLAS LENCZYK, Correspondent | February 11, 2021 | NEW JERSEY
Story No. 021321108
Photo by Nicholas LenczykMarlboro Fire Company District 1 of Marlboro Township, 1986 Hahn 1500 Gallon Per Minute Rated pump, 2900 Gallon rated tank, and 100 gallons of foam carried on board engine/tanker 28-1-96, still responds to calls as seen February 11th of 2021. At 35 years old, there are no plans to retire in the near future and the sounds of its Detroit motor will purr for years and generations to come.
On a cold Thursday Evening in Colts Neck Township, located in Monmouth County NJ, a Box Alarm structure fire response was transmitted bringing out neighboring communities and Colts Neck Fire Departments Station 1 and 2. Wayside Fire/Rescue/Tinton Falls Fire Company No.1 responded as the RIT, Freehold Independent for an engine, Marlboro Fire District 1 for an engine and tanker, and several other EMS units, Colts Neck Fire Police, and Monmouth County Fire Marshal's Units responded. One of the responding communities, Marlboro Township District 1, responded with their old reliable 1986 Hahn pumper/tanker known by county identification numbers 28 (Marlboro Twp.), 1 (Station 1), 96 (pumper/tanker unit). Although the unit was not active at the scene when witnessed, it has seen its share of fire over 35 years of frontline service for the community of Marlboro and neighbors such as Colts Neck who also have three tankers of their own. It will continue to respond to calls for service well into the future as it is in excellent shape and well taken care of by members of the department.
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