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By: Erin Smith

Members of the Elizabethtown Fire Department traveled to Pennsylvania this week to take part in the final inspection for the newly constructed Engine 55.  The new apparatus is undergoing construction at KME Fire Apparatus in Nesquehoning, PA.

“We were excited to see the finished product and it has definitely met our expectations,” said Chief Nick West on Friday morning.

West added that the truck will now travel from Pennsylvania to Sumpter, SC where it will go through a final preparation process. The final preparations will include an additional pump test, small equipment installation, detailing and servicing, said West.

The new engine was designed to have rescue capabilities in addition to fire fighting capabilities.

West said he anticipates delivery of Engine 55 to the fire department in about three weeks.