Built by 4Guys Fire Trucks out of in Meyersdale, Pa., the two trucks are identical — besides the identifying numbers of 146 and 246. They've been build on a Spartan Gladiator Chassis and they each hold 1,000 gallons of water and have 1,500 gallons-per-minute pumps, explained Fire Chief Gary Scheissl.
"They have been designed to support both fire and rescue incidents," Scheissl said.
The two trucks are replacing a pair of outgoing Somers pumper trucks, one built in 1980 and another in 1988. Both vehicles reached the end of their serviceable life as defined by the National Fire Protection Association, Scheissl said.
"We are quite excited to receive this new equipment and expect that it will serve the Town of Somers well for the next 25 years," the fire chief said.
Town of Somers purchased the two trucks after they gained approval from the Board of Selectmen, and after the town's budget went into effect.
Scheissl said he expects the first pumper will go into service in the next 1-2 weeks, with the second one following shortly after.