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Five Mile Point Places Brush Truck In Service

By NICHOLAS GRISWOLD, Correspondent | April 14, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 041420109

Kirkwood, NY - Over the last few months, members have been working on a project to replace one of Five Mile Point Fire Department's two brush trucks. The aging 1990 Ford Brush Truck had been needing repairs on a regular basis and had been in need of significant work or replacement. Through the cooperation, skill sets, and hours upon hours of work put in by many department members they are proud to present to you with the new Brush 59-1. This truck features a 2010 Chevy 2500 chassis with extensively beefed up suspension and off road tires. This chassis was purchased with the flatbed already installed and only 24,000 miles. A skid unit with 250-gallons of water and a roughly 500-GPM pump. Compartmentation was added to both sides and some custom mounts and hose trays. All LED lighting, an interior lightbar, and a new siren were installed along with custom graphics. Look for this truck around the Town of Kirkwood and surrounding areas responding to emergencies in the near future and for many years to come!

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