|Click to enlarge (photo: Laura Knudsen)|
When the new Cross Mills station of the Charlestown Fire District opened earlier this year the district could implement their plan of replacing trucks when they reach 30 years old.
Now the new engine 812 has arrived, replacing the 30-year old engine 812. (Actually the old 812 will become the reserve engine for when another one is out for repairs and the current 35-year old reserve engine, 715, will be retired.)
The new engine 812 is similar to the 5-year-old engine 713 based at the station at the junction of Routes 2 and 112, with some improvements.
And, before I hear the usual lament, it is being purchased over several years without a need to increase tax revenue. Thank you to our tax payers for your support of the Fire District's efforts to serve you better.