Going back to the late 70’s, each Ewing fire company has a designated
color of apparatus. That tradition continues today as the West Trenton
Fire Co. has white apparatus, Pennington Road Fire Co. has red
apparatus, and Prospect Heights Fire Co. has lime yellow apparatus.
Recently the West Trenton Vol. Fire Co. received a Pierce pumper from
the Prospect Heights Fire Co. With new apparatus purchases for each fire
company last year in 2016, apparatus deployment was reviewed.
Because of this, the West Trenton Fire Co. accepted the transfer of this
Pierce pumper from the Prospect Heights Fire Co. to replace a American
LaFrance pumper that was often out-of-service with mechanical breakdowns
and costly repairs.
The West Trenton Fire Co. has removed this fire engine from service and
it will be sold at a township auction. For the time being, West Trenton
residents will see a lime yellow fire truck responding to fire calls and
emergency incidents throughout Ewing Township and beyond along with the
rest of their white-colored apparatus.
The officers and members of the West Trenton Fire Co. wants to reassure
our residents that we are on the job and serving our residents when you
see a lime yellow fire truck responding out of our station! Our plan is
to convert our newly acquired lime yellow pumper to white in the near