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Cottekill Orders New Fire Engine
Fri. Jul 12th 2019

COTTEKILL, NY - Members of the Cottekill Volunteer Fire Company (CVFC)along with Cottekill Fire District commissioners formed a committee back in January 2018 to design a new rescue pumper. Over the next year the committee would meet with several vendors to find the right fit for the community at an affordable price. By February of 2019 the committee had narrowed the field down to two vendors. “This is when the nitty gritty work really began.”, said Chief Brad Fiore. Chief Fiore continued, “Our goal has always been to build a fire truck that will accommodate current and future needs, and provide the utmost safety for the membership while operating on and around it.” 

On April 23, 2019, the Cottekill Fire District passed, by public vote, to purchase a Class A fire truck up to $375,000.00. The district has since contracted with Rosenbauer America to build the 1500 gallon per minute pumper on an International 4 door chassis for $354,000.00. Some of the features of this rescue pumper are 1000 gallon water tank; seating for five firefighters; four SmartDock SCBA seat brackets; two 200’ speedlays; a 200’ booster line in the step area of the cab; rear access ladder into the hosebed; full height & full depth compartments on the driver’s side and full height on the oficer’s side; coffin compartments; rollup compartment doors, multiple tool boards, trays and shelves; and substantial scene lighting all around the apparatus. As a typical rural fire company CVFC does not have the luxury of having dedicated engine, truck, and rescue companies. They design their apparatus to function in many capacities. This particular unit will operate similar to what’s called a squad. It is primarily an engine, but has the tools of a truck and a light rescue. Delivery is expected in the summer of 2020.

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