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ROCKLAND

Town short on fire trucks

September 18, 2011

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Fire Chief Scott Duffey is looking forward to some relief from the department’s fire-truck shortage. Engine 3, which has been gone for transmission repair for more than three weeks, is due back in the next week or so, and a new truck being built in Florida is due early next month. In the meantime, “we’re borrowing trucks from other towns,’’ Duffey said. “It’s embarrassing.’’ He said Rockland has borrowed trucks from Abington, Hanover, and Whitman, returning them as needed. In addition, “we’re running a 1987 truck that was obtained from a junkyard,’’ he said. The new truck, a $394,000 lease-purchase, will replace two vehicles, the 1986 Engine 2 and a 1997 truck already out of service. “It has more pumping capacity and holds the same amount of water,’’ Duffey said. - Steve Hatch