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Photos by Fritz Rethage
Posted January 26, 2003
Heights Dedicates New Ambulance
The community of Hasbrouck Heights
dedicated their new ambulance during a brief ceremony 2:30 p.m., Saturday, January 25,
2003. Due to the below freezing temperatures, the ceremony was conducted inside the
Fire Department's temporary headquarters on Central Avenue.
The Department in full dress uniform was joined by members of the public for a program
that included comments by Mayor William J. Torre, District 38 Assemblywoman Rose Marie
Heck, Fire Chief Robert Thomasey, Fire Commissioner Justin A. DiPisa and Deputy Fire
Commissioner Andrew Link III. Tours of the new ambulance were given by Fire
Department personnel. Light refreshments were served.
The cost of this ambulance was $152,000 and paid for by a 2002 legislative grant generated
by Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck.
The ambulance it replaces was acquired in 1983 and had 45,000 miles. It was
partially refurbished in 1995 with a new chassis after its engine caught fire in September
1994. Once decommissioned, the DPW will use it to carry sewer cameras.
[First photos of 25-EMS-2 moments after arrival on
December 23, 2002]
Fire Commissioner Justin DiPisa and Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck
Fire Chief Robert Thomasey and Mayor William J. Torre
Deputy Commissioner Andrew Link
Department Chief's with elected officials: Fire Commissioner Justin DiPisa, Assemblywoman
Rose Marie Heck, Mayor William J. Torre, former Fire Commissioner Garrett Pepe and Deputy
Commissioner Andrew Link.
Department's Ambulance selection committee with Mayor Torre.
Members of the Department in full dress uniform.
Tours of the new ambulance were given