Updated on July 20th at 5:00 a.m.:
Fire Chief Louis A. LaVecchia discusses the new quint fire truck in Milford in a 'Minute with the Mayor' video with Mayor Blake.
The New Quint
While it won't go into service for a month, a new quint has arrived in Milford. A quint is a engine and a ladder truck that serves five purposes: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders.
A factory representative from the company that produces the vehicle is conducting training classes with members of the to help the firefighters familiarize themselves with the new vehicle.
No Extra Burden on Milford Taxpayers
This additional quint will bring the Milford Fire Department's total to six engines, three ladder trucks and two rescue trucks. The new quint replaces a twelve-year-old engine. A typical fire truck lasts for twenty years.
As Milford Fire Departent Captain Christopher Zak pointed out, the department is budgeted for a "rolling stock program" to update their trucks after a certain number of years.