Oil City Receives New Fire Truck

| July 12, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The new used fire truck purchased that Oil City recently purchased has arrived and is now in service.

(Photo: Oil City firefighters Sam McSparren (right) and Kobe Kahle show off the City’s new fire truck outside of the City Building Thursday, July 11).

Fire Chief Mark Hicks told the Oil City Council at its July 11, 2019, meeting that the truck had the Oil City lettering put on it and was placed into service earlier in the day July 11.

Hicks had the truck parked outside the City building so that the Council members could take a look at the new vehicle after their meeting.

“I got to take a ride in it today,” City Manager Mark Schroyer told the Council. “For buying a used truck, I think Mark and his guys did a great job getting this one.”

The new engine, a 2011 Ferrara Intruder 2 Fire Engine, was purchased from Enyon/Sturges Volunteer Hose Company #3 at a cost of $215,000.00. The truck replaces the 1987 GMC Pumper and will allow for the 2007 Crimson to be moved into a reserve position.

The new engine came with less than 10,000 miles on it despite being eight years old.

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