Provincetown Says Goodbye to Storm Damaged Fire Engines

Two trucks suffered total loss in January 2018 storm...
Engine 190 leaves Provincetown for the last time. (PPD photo)

From the Provincetown Police Department:


Provincetown Engine 190 is a Freightliner pumper built especially for the Provincetown Fire Department by Ferrara Fire Apparatus of Livingston Parish Louisiana.

It carried a crew of three and 500 gallons of water onboard and its pump is rated at 1250 gallons of water per minute.

You may recall that the fire department had two front-line fire trucks suffer significant flooding damage from a winter storm in January 2018 which resulted in tidal water combined with the storm force winds in pushing a significant amount of salt seawater onto Commercial Street causing coastal storm flooding. In some areas there were more than 2-feet of sea water reported.

The fire department responded to calls for help for nearly 10 hours that-day but it resulted in the loss of these pieces of equipment.

The Town of Provincetown finally settled with its insurance company and they came to take possession of these emergency platforms this week. Replacement vehicles are under construction in Louisiana, substantially paid for with insurance proceeds and will be put into service just as soon as they are delivered.

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