For Immediate Release
June 12, 2020
Mayor Madden: Troy Fire Department Receives New Fire Engine for North Central Station
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the Troy Fire Department will place a new fire engine into service in Troy’s North Central neighborhood on Friday, June 12th. The new engine will replace a 20-year old fire apparatus, part of a multi-year $1.73M local investment in the city’s fire service to enhance emergency response and support the department’s firefighting capacity.
Mayor Madden said, “The replacement of aging fire apparatus and other emergency response vehicles is important for maintaining emergency readiness within the Troy Fire Department. We remain committed to ensuring the department has the vehicles, equipment, and tools necessary to respond to emergencies in North Central and across the Collar City.”
Fire Chief Eric McMahon said, “The entire department is excited to take delivery of this new fire engine, a much-needed replacement of aging fire apparatus. This new engine will ensure the City’s fire service can continue responding to fire, medical, and other emergencies, a critical service for the health and safety of Troy residents, families, and businesses of Troy.”
The new apparatus, ordered in March 2019, will be placed into service as Engine 4 at the North Street Fire Station, located on North and River Street in Troy’s North Central neighborhood. Designed and built by Rosenbauer America, Engine 4 is the Troy Fire Department’s 2nd new fire engine since 2019. Last year, the City placed the first of two new engines into service at the Lansingburgh Station. Prior to 2019, the department’s newest fire engine was over a decade old (2009). The department also deployed two new ambulances in 2017 and 2018.
On Friday, the City released a video featuring Fire Chief Eric McMahon delivering an update on the new engine and how it will support the Troy Fire Department’s mission to respond to emergencies in the Collar City. Watch the full video on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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