Mass. City Reduces Average Age of Fire Trucks

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An effort made by the City of Worcester, Mass., administration to replace aging Fire Department vehicles in the past few years has been successful, reducing the department’s average fleet age from 15.8 to 12.5 years in three years, Telegram reported.

Average engine and truck life have decreased to 8.3 and 10 years, respectively. The spare apparatus age has dropped to 22.7 years, but this average is higher than the department’s goal of replacement at 20 years.

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