Orange Rural Fire Department in Hillsborough has received a pair of 2015 Sutphen Monarch pumper-tankers, 1500/1000. They were delivered on Friday, December 18. Notes this town press release, they cost $480,00 each. One was purchased by the town and is lettered for Hillsborough Fire Department. The other was purchased by Orange Rural, which is the private fire department that is contracted by the town. (The contract requires the town to provide one engine and one ladder for operation by ORFD.)
The "town truck" replaces a 1996 KME pumper, 1500/750. The "rural truck" replaces a KME engine (model year?) that overturned in January. See blog posting about that incident. See more photos on the ORFD Facebook page, as well as some from Lee Wilson last week. See also our ongoing updates about the history of HFD and ORFD. Still doing some research there.
Courtesy Orange Rural Fire Department