|New apparatus placed into service|
|By Chief Nolan Rampulla|
|March 24, 2021|
Over the past few months, the Nancy Run Fire Company placed 3 new pieces of apparatus in service.
Utility 1441 Is a 2020 Ford F550 with a Reading body. This truck was designed and built by Versa-lift equipment company here in Bethlehem Township. This vehicle responds to EMS assist calls, non-emergent service calls such as pump outs, and traffic control calls.
Command 1445 is a 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility that was customized and upfitted 10-8 Emergency Vehicle service in New Holland, PA. This vehicle is assigned to the Fire Chief. He utilizes this vehicle to quickly respond to the scene of emergencies so that an assessment of needed resources can be completed.
The truck committee spent months and months researching current trends and practices for fire apparatus and the safety they can provide the firefighters who ride them. The committee(s) consisted of Past Chief Michael Lenner, Past Chief Joel Steier, Past Chief Joe Soska, Assistant Chief Adam McElroy, Lt. Andrew Kopczynskie, Life Member Tony Ortwein, and Life Member Zack Austin.
I am proud of the way that these apparatus were designed and proud of the men and women who will ride them. We will plan a dedication ceremony when COVID protocol allows.
Nolan M. Rampulla