Pamelia Fire Department replaces fire truck

wwny Pamelia Fire Department replaces fire truck

TOWN OF PAMELIA, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Pamelia Volunteer Fire Department is trading out trucks.

A 1996 fire engine was gifted to the department through the Terry Farrell Fund. Farrell was a firefighter who died on 9/11.

The fund was created in his name to provide equipment for fire departments across the country.

The donated truck didn’t travel far; it comes from the Morley Fire Department in St. Lawrence County.

Pamelia Assistant Fire Chief Howard O’Brien says it was time for the old truck to go.

“It’s developed some issues. It’s got a steel tank that’s leaking. With this truck, we’re not gonna have to worry about that. We’ll take care of it. We’ll honor the gift and it’ll serve our community for quite a few years to come,” he said.

The truck should be up and running by Saturday afternoon.

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