The City of West Orange received its brand new customized “blue” fire truck on September 21. Firefighters and city council were on hand to show it off.
The truck has been a year in the making. Council approved spending almost $500,000 last June on the new rig. The blue color was used to signify change in the department and also to match WOS school colors.
The custom chassis fire engine will allow the first responders to all travel together as opposed to previously needing to drive their own vehicles to fires. Chief David Roberts pointed out in an earlier interview, “So when we arrive on the scene, hopefully, we can have two or three people already bunkered out ready to go in and fight a fire. It kind of gives the firemen a rehab capability so during a hot fire they can go in there and cool down a little bit.”