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Knowlton Township Fire and Rescue Company announce completion of refurbished tanker

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – After more than 2 years of planning, research, meetings, and work accomplished; the Knowlton Township Fire and Rescue Company (KTFR) announced the completed refurbishment of its tanker.

This project involved body work, addressing body/tank mount issues, electrical power management issues including converting all the lights to LED, the addition of a rear directional arrow light stick, and the addition of a large diameter hose discharge.

The pump and engine had a full mechanical inspection, and other small items were addressed. This project addressed safety concerns and increased our capabilities.

By refurbishing our 1999 S&S/Peterbuilt Water Tender (tanker) we extended the life of this apparatus for years, and saved a significant amount of taxpayer money by not having to purchase a new piece of apparatus.

The tanker is a critical piece of apparatus that is tasked with providing additional 3,000 gallons of water to assist with fire suppression.

In their primary response area, there are no fire hydrants. The tanker is also part of a mutual aid system/water tender task force with their neighboring communities.

KTFR thanked the Knowlton Township Committee, Hardwick Township Committee, and the residents of both Townships, for their support in financing of this project.

“We also thank our fleet committee for their efforts to get this apparatus back in tip top shape,” the department said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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