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New Pumpers Blessed in Jersey City

By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | July 24, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 072420107

Jersey City, NJ - On July 6th, city officials gathered with firefighters at Fire Headquarters for a ceremony revealing the Fire Department's three new pumpers.

Chief of Department Steve McGill thanked Mayor Steve Fulop and the city council for the acquisition of the new units that replaced veteran firefighting apparatus.

The new models were blessed by department chaplain, Rev. James Pagnotta.

These pumpers were built by Pierce with a 2000-GPM pump capacity and carry 500-gallons of water. The new units are assigned to Engine Co.'s 5 (Downtown), 11 (Heights-Western Slope) and 22 (Greenville).

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.