Firetruck Rescue 702 to come off Greenville streets due to weight

Greenville Fire Chief Robert Bello says firetruck Rescue 702 is the single most important truck the department has. (5/20/14)

GREENVILLE - An Orange County fire department has been told that its best firetruck shouldn't be driven on the streets because it is too heavy for the roads.

Greenville Fire Chief Robert Bello says firetruck Rescue 702 is the single most important truck the department has, and it runs 90 percent of the fire calls in the town.

Bello says the town's fire commissioners want to get rid of the 2009 truck and temporarily replace it with a 23-year-old truck.

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Bello says that the main reason for doing so is to refrain from damaging the roads.

The three majority board members did not return calls for comment.

Bello says he hasn't been told how much longer the department can keep Rescue 702. He says it could be two weeks to two months.

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