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GALENA PARK Fire Department puts new pumper truck into service

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GALENA PARK FIRE CHIEF PAUL GREGORY, with firemen Gab Perez, Dean Bailey, and Ed Thraen, stand with the new Sutphen Pumper that went into service last month. This is the first new fire engine for the GPFD in 15 years, according to Gregory. It cost over $500,000, paid for by the Texas Forest Service and the City of Galena Park. Features include a 1000 gallon tank, foam, rescue equipment such as thermal imaging and the “jaws of life,” and other saws. The department has 6 full time and 22 part time firemen, and 6 volunteers, and is looking for more.