Friday, January 28, 2011

Hoboken Fire Engine #3 Makes its Debut!

Hoboken has a band new fire engine, a pumper, Engine #3 that was on display today in front of City Hall. I had attended the original subcommittee meeting when the recommendation to purchase it was forwarded to the City Council on November 30, 2009. The truck it replaced was originally purchased in 1988. It was time for that old engine to retire.

Chief Blohm provided Mayor Zimmer with a tour of the Engine, and it was parked in front of City Hall until 5 pm Firemen were on hand and distributed 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.

Here are about 50 photos from the event:

For additional technical information on the engine, visit: