New Princeton fire truck arrives

Princeton’s brand-new fire truck rolled into town on Thursday, May 1.

Mayor Frank Armitage officially presents the keys for the brand-new fire truck to Chief Eric Gregson on Tuesday

Mayor Frank Armitage officially presents the keys for the brand-new fire truck to Chief Eric Gregson on Tuesday

Fresh off the production line from HUB in Abbotsford, Princeton’s brand-new fire truck rolled into town on Thursday, May 1.

A few excited members of the department met Joe, from HUB who drove the truck into Princeton for a quick stop before heading off to a weekend show.

The truck was returned to Princeton and keys were officially presented to Fire Chief Eric Gregson on Tuesday, May 6, by Mayor Frank Armitage.

The true 4” relay pumper truck, equipped to carry 2,500 imperial gallons of water, came with a $358,000 price tag and will service Princeton for the next 30 years.

The Princeton Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at the Brown Bridge Pub on Saturday, May 24 to raise funds to restore their ‘54 Bickle Seagrave —Princeton’s first pumper-truck  which served the area for 40 years.

The Seagrave has 15,115 original miles, the tank still holds water and the pump still works.

Tickets are $10 each and are available from members at the hall on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. or Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The evenings event will also include prize draws and a silent auction.

There are only 100 tickets available—get yours quickly.