New engine goes into service for Pascoag Fire Department

The Pascoag Fire Department's new Engine 44. (Facebook/Pascoag Fire Department)

BURRILVILLE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Pascoag Fire Department’s new fire engine went into service this weekend.

The department said the new Engine 44 will take over all tanker duties for the town.

Tanker 4 was taken out of service for the final time on the same day the engine started its career.

The department visited the Spartan Factory in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in May to inspect the engine.

“We are thrilled that Engine 44, with its 3,000 gallon water tank and 1500 gallon per minute pump, is now protecting our district, and standing by to assist our mutual aid partners,” the department said in a social media post.

The department added that the engine was payed for primarily by an Assistance to Firefighters Grant through FEMA.

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