NY fire truck to come off streets due to weight


GREENVILLE, N.Y. — A fire department has been told that its fire truck shouldn’t be driven on the streets because it is too heavy for the roads.

News12 Hudson Valley reported that Fire Chief Robert Bello said fire truck Rescue 702 is the single most important truck the department has. It runs 90 percent of the fire calls in the town.

Chief Bello said the town’s fire commissioners want to get rid of the 2009 truck and temporarily replace it with a 23-year-old truck, according to the report.

The main reason for doing so is to refrain from damaging the roads, Chief Bello told News12 reporters.

Fire officials have not been told how much longer the department can keep Rescue 702.

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