GREEN ISLAND, August 11, 2015: The Green Island Fire Department has welcomed a new piece of emergency equipment to their fleet as of today. The Village purchased a 2015 International/Spartan ERV Commercial Fire Engine and it has recently been delivered and is now ready for duty.
This piece of equipment replaces Ladder 1 which has been taken out of service due to its age. Green Island and Watervliet shared on the purchase of a new ladder truck in 2009 which serves both communities and is housed in Watervliet. That apparatus has responded to all Green Island fire calls since its purchase.
Fire Chief Bob Bourgeois states, “Placing this new apparatus in service is the culmination of almost a two year project. It also proves the dedication to public safety that the Mayor and Village Board abide to. We are replacing a vehicle that has served us well, but is 30 years old. This new apparatus should serve the residents of the Village of Green Island for many years to come”.
Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan added, “The safety of those that serve our community is of the utmost importance to me, as well as the members of our Village Board. The new Engine 1320 that we unveil today replaces an old 30 year old piece of equipment that has long passed its period of probable usefulness. We are sad to see it go but we look forward to this beautiful new vehicle serving us for many, many years.”