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Pappas announces new NTFD light rescue vehicle

Thu, Jun 14th 2018 04:45 pm
From left, firefighters Edward Yaminski and Robert Orlowski; Fire Chief Joe Sikora; Sen. Robert Ortt; North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas; Alderman-at-Large Bob Pecoraro; First Ward Alderman Mark Berube; and City Attorney Luke Brown.
From left, firefighters Edward Yaminski and Robert Orlowski; Fire Chief Joe Sikora; Sen. Robert Ortt; North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas; Alderman-at-Large Bob Pecoraro; First Ward Alderman Mark Berube; and City Attorney Luke Brown.
Last Friday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas joined Sen. Robert Ortt, city officials and the North Tonawanda Fire Department as they revealed the station's new light rescue vehicle. This new vehicle was purchased thanks to a $100,000 grant from Ortt and a $100,000 contribution from the City of North Tonawanda, replacing an eight-year-old model previously used by the department. The new light rescue vehicle holds the rescue equipment, such as spare air bottles the firefighters use for breathing, as well as the "jaws of life" tool for car accidents.
"This vehicle is a great addition to our fire department," said Pappas. "Having the newest technology means that our firefighters can respond to call and serve our community in the most efficient way possible."
"This project will prove to be extremely beneficial to the city," said North Tonawanda Fire Chief Joe Sikora. "Due to the fact that this vehicle goes on every call, it will play a vital role in the department's operations of each emergency. The old vehicle was eight years old with over 100,000 miles on it so the time for a new one was near, and with cooperation from the Senator's Office and the city, we were able to make this happen."

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