Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo today unveiled three new Fire Engines/Pumpers which will be added to the Buffalo Fire Department’s fleet as replacements for the department’s oldest apparatus. The Fire Engines/Pumpers, which cost $575,000 apiece, were built by E-One Emergency and Rescue Vehicles, of Hamburg.
“As we reopen and get back to more normal times in the City of Buffalo, my Administration is continuing our on-going efforts to provide our fire fighters with the state-of-the-art equipment they need to serve and
protect the residents of the City of Buffalo. These new fire engines and the additional response SUVs are part of the nearly $29 million we’ve invested in the Buffalo Fire Department since 2006,” Mayor Brown said.
“The new fire engines/pumpers are being assigned to Engine Company 19, on Forest Avenue, near Grant Street; Engine Company 26, at the corner of Tonawanda Street and Progressive Avenue, and Engine Company 38, in North Buffalo, at the corner of Colvin Avenue and Linden Street,” Fire Commissioner William Renaldo said.
The older fire trucks that are being replaced will be used as reserves for emergency situations.
Mayor Brown and Commissioner Renaldo also announced the delivery of two new response SUVs, at a total cost of $50,000, which will be used by the on-duty Division and Battalion Chiefs. The BFD also purchased a new, $75,000 utility vehicle for the department’s repair shop.
“Since 2006, we’ve replaced the entire fleet of fire vehicles, opened three new firehouses, with a fourth in the design phase, and completed major renovations at several others, equipped our fire fighters with state-of-the- art equipment, and trained our firefighters to administer overdose reversing medication,” Mayor Brown said. “And we also created the City of Buffalo Police & Fire Headquarters at the Michael J. Dillon U.S. Courthouse Building, bringing our critical first responders under one roof. All those investments enhance the safety of Buffalo residents, while assisting our firefighters in doing their important work.”