Rombout fire district OKs new equipment

As printed in the Poughkeepsie Journal, March 30, 2005

FISHKILL – The Rombout Fire District voters approved the purchase of a new Tower Ladder and Pumper that carries 1,000 gallons.

The new Tower is expected to cost about $850,000 and the Pumper about $343,000, Bill Muller of the Board of Fire Commissioners said. The old Tower will be sold to the manufacturer for $200,000. The new Tower will also be funded by a 15-year $400,000 bond and $250,000 from the District's replacement account, Muller said.

The new Pumper would be funded by taxes on town businesses and homes.

Bids have gone out and Muller said he expected the new equipment to arrive in 8 to 14 months.

About Rombout

Rombout is an all volunteer fire company formed in 1971, and is named after the “ Rombout Patent ” which once covered most of the land in Dutchess County, NY. Rombout has about 50 active members, and many more exempt/associate members.

Rombout Fire Company protects the Rombout Fire District. Rombout is one of five fire departments or districts that protect the residents of the Town & Village of Fishkill, NY.

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