City fire dept. examines truck fleet

NORWICH – In the public works and public safety meeting immediately following the Common Council session on Thursday night, Chief Joseph Angelino gave his report on the four standard fire trucks operating in the Norwich Fire Department. “In the next year, we will need to replace two engines,” Angelino said.

Angelino, pulling double duty as police and fire chief after the July retirement of Chief John Tighe, discussed each of the four trucks in detail, explaining to the public works committee the problems with each. The first truck, number 231, is a 1981 model. According to Angelino, the truck is currently unable to pump water, but it can be repaired. The cost to fix the truck would be between $9,300 and $9,800. “It would be a good investment to repair this truck,” Angelino said.

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