Monsey Fire District Welcomes New Fire Truck as Discussions for Secondary Fire House Underway
by M.C. Millman
The Monsey Fire Department has a lot to look forward to.
The arrival of a brand new fire truck and the discussion of a second firehouse were recently shared with the public.
The new truck, which will be in service by mid-November, will help replace the department's aging fleet, a process that started last year, as reported by Rockland Daily here with the purchase of an engine that arrived in July 2022. That engine will be followed by the second engine coming this fall and a new ladder truck expected to be delivered in another year.
The newest engine comes equipped with rescue tools often needed for extractions after an accident and other rescue calls.
Given that the Monsey Fire Department's district stretches nearly seven miles from before Wesley Kosher on Route 306 in Wesley Hills until the border of New Jersey, it is also welcome news that the centrally located Grove Street firehouse will have a partner sub-station further up north to make getting to emergencies in the heavily trafficked and highly populated area that much easier.
"Nothing is written in stone yet," a Monsey Fire Department source shares details with Rockland Daily. "But we are deep in the process of pinning down a location for the sub-station, which, once secured, will be in service within months."