MYSTIC — The town’s newest firetruck, an H-6137 heavy rescue vehicle, has passed a midpoint inspection and is one step closer to delivery to the Old Mystic Fire Department.
Inspectors on behalf of Old Mystic took part in the inspection this week, checking for irregularities. The truck, which will be named Rescue 67, will receive final touches before heading to Mystic.
The department said this week that the purpose of the midpoint inspection was to verify that all components were properly built and that the truck meets quality and safe ty expectations. “Being on site at the factory allows the team to have the best ability to identify concerns and work with the manufacturer to create and implement solutions,” the department said on its Facebook page.
The truck, which was built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc., of Holden, La., costs an estimated $800,000 and was built with the company’s Inferno brand chassis and extruded aluminum body. It includes a multiagency command center in back, an emergency light tower with camera system, and equipment for full hazardous materials, fire, rescue and accident operations.
Once it passes its final inspection and arrives at the department, the truck will be fitted with equipment before it is put into use. Old Mystic Fire Chief Kenneth Richards Jr. said Friday that the department expects to receive the truck in approximately four weeks and will host an open house in September to give the public a chance to see the new apparatus.
“Stay tuned for more, this unit will be in service late summer or early fall,” the department said.