New Pumpers Blessed in Jersey City
By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | July 24, 2020 | NEW JERSEY
Story No. 072420107
Photo by RON JEFFERSJersey City Chief of Department Steve McGill opens the ceremony revealing the department's new pumpers that have been assigned to different sections of the city, July 6th.
Photo by RON JEFFERSJersey City FD Chaplain, Rev. James Pagnotta, blessed the city's three new pumpers during a ceremony at Fire Headquarters on July 6th.
Photo by RON JEFFERS
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).
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