The Shelburne & District Fire Department Is Happy To Announce The Arrival Of Newest Addition.
In a group effort, the big five, Shelburne, Mono, Amaranth, Melancthon and Mulmur came together making the decision to purchase a new Fire Fighting vehicle replacing the over 20 year current truck. Although the current Truck can still function and will be used when required, the newer vehicle is far better able to meet the needs and requirements of Shelburne and District’s growing communities. The new vehicle has phone capabilities which an essential tool, ladder, tanker, 2 pumps, a mechanical and electronic sound alarms which are almost deafening and will most certainly be heard when on a call, allowing vehicles on a highway ample time to make room for the fire truck to pass. Shelburne & District Fire Chief, Brad Lemaich is very exited for the enhanced capabilities and upgrades of the vehicle but is extremely pleased with the prospects of being even better able to provide life saving services. This truck was actually built and crafted for the Shelburne & District Fire Department and it’s arrival speaks to a very proud historical moment for the Town Of Shelburne and district marking yet another milestone in our communities ability to provide essential safety services.
“The New Fire Truck ‘Pump’ is a 2018 Spartan Dependable Metro-Star. We purchased it from Dependable Emergency Vehicles in Brampton. It has a 380 h.p. Cummins engine coupled to an Allison automatic transmission, a Hale 1500 gallon per minute pump with foam on 4 discharges. The custom built cab has seating for 6 firefighters. It had L.E.D. emergency and work lighting all around. Its equipped with a 5000w power inverter and a has both electronic and mechanical Q2B sirens,” commented Shelburne & District Fire Chief, Brad Lemaich.
Pino Natale, Director of Dependable Emergency Vehicles delivered the vehicle on April 10, 2018 and assures the half million dollar vehicle will provide services for another 15-20 years depending of frequency of use. That’s good news and fair return on the investment for Shelburne and the surrounding area.
(Above) Shelburne wonderful first Fire Truck that is currently over 20 years old.
(Above:LtoR) Kenny Leibel, Pino Natale Director, Dependable Emergency Vehicles, Brampton Shelburne & District Fire Chief, Brad Lemaich, and Shelburne Town Councillor, Chair of the Shelburne Fire Board, Walter Benotto.
(Below photos of the new Fire Truck which will soon have all logos added)
For more information, contact Shelburne & District Fire Department located at 114 O’Flynn St., Shelburne, ON, and speak with Shelburne & District Fire Chief, Office 519-925-5111 , Mobile 519-938-1609.
Photos by Alex Sher