AC Fire Department Adds Fourth New Apparatus In Last Four Years

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

ACFD’s new fire truck garaged, its fourth in four years. Photo credit: Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Atlantic City Fire Department added a new fire truck to its fleet yesterday, the department’s fourth new apparatus in the last four years. Engine 3 will primarily serve Atlantic City’s Westside and Venice Park neighborhoods.

In ACFD tradition, local officials push the new apparatus into the fire station. Photo credit: Atlantic City.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Sr., ACFD Chief Scott Evans, ACFD Union President John Varallo and members of the ACFD, as is a tradition when a new apparatus enters the fleet, pushed Engine 3 into Fire Station 3 at Indiana and Grant Avenues, where the truck will be stationed.

“The men and women of the Atlantic City Fire Department can expect more reliability with this new engine,” Chief Evans said in a press release from the City. “Having that confidence that your equipment will work well in an emergency situation goes a long way. We just want to thank Mayor Small who, since taking over office, has made sure this department has the necessary tools to properly do our jobs and protect Atlantic City.”

Engine 3 was built 18 months ago and replaces a 20-year-old engine. The ACFD is expecting three additional new engines to be delivered in the coming months.

On the front of Engine 3 is a plate that honors longtime ACFD Firefighter Anthony Carfagno, who succumbed to his battle with COVID-19 in December 2021 while an active member of the department. Carfagno was assigned to Fire Station 3. 

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