Two years after Plainville voters approved their purchase at referendum, on June 23, the Plainville Fire Department’s new Tower 1 ladder truck and Engine 2 rolled into town.
The new trucks replace a three-decades-old engine truck and a nearly-30-year-old tower truck.
In 2018, voters supported the purchase by a 669-83 margin, or an approval rate of 89 percent.
Residents who approved the purchases two years back said they wanted to show support for the department.
"We have a volunteer fire department and the least we can do is give them the equipment they need," said Andrea Saunders.
"The men need all the equipment for the safety of everybody," said voter Helen Bergenty.
"We couldn't ask for a better group of guys."