This week, supervisors unanimously voted to purchase a Sutphen Monarch Heavy-Duty Custom Engine Tanker. Supervisor Rob Ritson was not present.
The tanker, which will become part of the Hempfield Township Fire Department’s fleet, cost almost $753,000. It will be used by the North Hempfield Fire Station.
According to township Manager Jason Winters, it will take between 15 and 17 months for the truck to be built. Supervisor Tom Logan noted that due to that timeline, funding for the project will not be determined until the next budget period.