The Easton Fire Department unveiled its new fire pumper truck on Friday.

First Selectman David Bindelglass and Controller Christine Calvert joined Fire Chief Steven Waugh for a spin around town in the new Spartan Metro Star pumper truck.

“This fire truck has the newest technology to keep Easton residents safe as well as the crew. And it operates in an efficient manner,” said Waugh.

The $600,000 pumper truck replaces a 26-year-old attack fire engine that needed to be retired according to National Fire Protection Association standards, Waugh said.

The fire truck, known as an attack pumper, will respond to structure fires. “If your smoke detector goes off. If you smell smoke in the house, this is the engine that will respond,” Waugh said.

Waugh said that the new truck is equipped with many features the older truck did not have. It can pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute, and has a 1,000 gallon water tank. The cab accommodates two fire fighters and two volunteers

Waugh said firefighters will train on the new pumper and it should be in service within the next 10 days.

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