The Amherst Fire Department welcomed a new member of its fleet late Saturday morning as department chaplain Bruce Arbour blessed a new pumper truck during a short ceremony.
The 2014 E-Max series truck was built by the E-One Company of Ocala, FL, replacing a 1996 department pumper truck.
The new vehicle seats six and is equipped with the latest safety features, including an anti-rollover system and a rear-view camera.
Just minutes after the ceremony ended, the brand new Engine 1 truck was taken on its first fire call.
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