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Jersey City Fire Department Unveils New High-Pressure Engine

New fire engine is designed for high-rise firefighting

 

Jersey City Fire Department places a new engine in service specifically for high-rise firefighting. (NJTV News)

 

Briana Vannozzi, NJTV News

JERSEY CITY (NJTV News) – The city’s new rig is specially designed to battle the toughest blazes, those that occur in the far-reaching floors of tall buildings, officials said. Its powerful pumps will allow firefighters to get more water on a high-rise fire faster and much more simply.

Its power is matched by a high level of intelligent engineering. “This is the brains of it,” said Jersey City Fire Chief Steven McGill, as he showed off a complex panel of dials and gauges.

The new truck doubles the water pressure of standard engines to 1,000 pounds, allowing it to surpass the standpipes system firefighters currently rely on to reach upper floors. MORE