[VIDEO] Two New Rescues Go Into Service at Johnston Fire Department

Fire Chief Timothy McLaughlin and Rescue Capt. Cherra Wheeler recently gave a tour of the two new International rescue vehicles purchased by the town.


As part of the ongoing upgrades to town public safety equipment — and following the — the recently took deliver of two new rescue vehicles.

Designated Rescue 1 and Rescue 3, the new trucks replace Ford vehicles that had become unreliable, according to Mayor Joseph Polisena.

"The other rescues we had were breaking down," Polisena said during a recent interview. "It's all about giving them the tools — when [residents] call, I want to make sure they get there, and get there safely."

In the accompanying video, Fire Chief Timothy McLaughlin and Rescue Capt. Cherra Wheeler provide a tour of the new vehicles and speak about the benefits of getting the new rescues.

Peter A. Filippi III August 03, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I liked the opening music. What would have been even more amazing would have been if they highlighted the longevity amounts in which members averaged $5,200, or the severance packages that are in the tens of thousands. Even better they should have highlighted pension amounts and how they’re calculated including the endless overtime amounts, holidays, sick days, vacations, healthcare amounts, anniversary bonuses etc…In fact the background them to the Twilight Zoon would have been even more amazing. The reality is we need to reconsider how we provide for this service in which we could cut the $13.5 Million budget in half. Proud Republican Mayoral Candidate Peter A. Filippi III
john August 06, 2012 at 02:22 AM
You know what would be even better! If one of there older rescues broke down and the patient died. Even better the news would be all over it and bring such great publicity. You politicans are all the same,
Peter A. Filippi III August 06, 2012 at 01:45 PM
John, apparently you must have been reading something else. My comments were about costs effectiveness and how greed has undermined the spirit of our taxation, not compromising safety. The unions have priced themselves out of business and taxpayers must have the right to consider every cost saving alternative period,
RS August 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Pete, maybe if you commented on the story and not put another one of your identical propaganda responses it would have gone over better. As a politician you should be happy the residents have state of the art medical equipment. I doubt a for profit ambulance service would be looking to spend that kind of money on equipment.


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