Newark bought 46 new fireplace, public works and sanitation autos with the assistance of practically $600,000 in federal grant cash, officers introduced Friday.
“Buying the most recent and simplest fireplace and sanitation applied sciences goes hand in hand with our work to implement technological advances all through the Metropolis of Newark,” Mayor Ras Baraka mentioned at a press convention in entrance of Metropolis Corridor. “The deployment of this new gear underscores progress we have made in updating antiquated gear due to our improved monetary scenario. It additionally highlights our dedication to safeguarding our residents and guests and to appropriately tackle their direct wants throughout emergency conditions.”
The autos, bought in 2015 and 2016, value $77,000 every, officers mentioned. They had been purchased with $539,000 from the City Space Safety Initiative.
The hearth division ladder vans had been bought by a capital bond venture for a complete of $2,059,302, in keeping with officers.
“I’m happy that the folks of the Metropolis of Newark have entry to state-of-the-art fireplace, Haz-Mat, rescue and sanitation gear,” Public Security Director Anthony Ambrose mentioned. “We’re consistently enhancing our public security emergency and sanitation sources in order that we serve our communities utilizing essentially the most environment friendly and efficient instruments doable.”
5 of the dump vans bought are outfitted with snow plows and salt spreaders to assist clear metropolis streets after snowstorms.