Although the Newport Fire Department had their hands full with the morning's calls in Plymouth, they found time to celebrate, as a new addition to their fleet arrived today.
At almost ten feet tall, with the capacity to hold 2,500 gallons of water, tanker 694 comes as the result of a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Newport Fire Chief Jeff Chretien says this was the fourth time they applied for such a grant, and it was much-needed.
However, upon the tanker's arrival, firefighters realized the garage was too small to properly fit the vehcile. They are now busy brainstorming ways to accommodate this massive addition to the station.
Brittany Devane joined the WVII and WFVX news team as an Enterprise Reporter in August 2012. She is originally from Framingham, MA and attended school at Boston University. She came to Maine after spending the summer in London covering the 2012 Olympic Games for GoLocal Worcester, and has also spent time working for NESN as a Boston Bruins and Hockey East production intern, and WCVB Channel 5 Boston as an intern for Chronicle, the station's nightly news magazine show. She's an avid hockey and football fan, and loves spending time with friends and family back home, and exploring all Maine has to offer!