Chief Michael B. Mansfield
32 North Main St.
Andover, MA 01810
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Andover Fire Rescue Debuts New Engine 2
ANDOVER — Chief Michael Mansfield is pleased to announce that Andover Fire Rescue’s new Engine 2, a 2017 Pierce Enforcer Pumper, will go into service this week.
The apparatus will be housed at the Ballardvale Station. It was built specifically to meet the current height and length restrictions presented by the building, and to allow for a 360 degree turn to be completed in front of the station.
Rev. Peter Gori of St. Augustine Parish will bless the engine today at 1:30 p.m. during a ceremony at Andover Fire Rescue’s Headquarters, 32 North Main St.
Funding for the $539,000 apparatus was approved at the 2016 Town Meeting and replaces the department’s 1996 KME Renegade Pumper.
Featuring a Cummins L9 380 HP Engine, the Pierce Pumper has an Allison 3000 EVS transmission, 750 gallon water tank and a 30 gallon Class B foam cell. It meets all of the National Fire Protection Association’s current requirements for fire apparatus.
“This new fire engine will help us meet the needs of a 21st century fire department and will benefit not only this department, but the community as a whole,” Chief Mansfield said. “The custom build also allows us to best utilize the current building space we have in town. We’re excited to get the new pumper in service!”