Bayonne Fire Department introduces new fire fighting unit

BAYONNE – On June 6, the city fire department unveiled its newest fire-fighting apparatus, a 4,000-gallon Spartan ERV foam tender that allows firefighters to battle petroleum and chemical fires more quickly and efficiently.

The new unit, funded by a $685,000 Port Security Grant from the Department of Homeland Security, mixes a foam firefighting substance aboard the vehicle, instead of making firefighters do that manually on site as in the past, according to Fire Chief Gregory Rogers.

The truck, custom-made to Bayonne’s specifications, is the only one of its kind in the state, Rogers said.

The apparatus is being housed at the department’s Station 7 on Hook Road and will be moved to the new firehouse at the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor when it opens later this year. – Joseph Passantino

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