TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The city of Troy unveiled a brand new fire engine on Wednesday for the first time in 10 years.
The new fire engine was part of a $1.7 million investment into emergency services. They will add another engine next year, and two ambulances were purchased last year.
Mayor Patrick Madden also announced plans to rebuild the blighted Lansingburgh fire house.
The firehouse was built in the 1970s and was only meant to last about 25 years. There are leaks, cracks, and foundation issues.
Many are also calling for a second set of firefighter turnout gear, which is what they wear while responding to fires. There is no money in this year’s budget, but several city council members say they hope to include it in next year’s budget.