Hoboken Fire Dept. SUV spotted coming from the shore – free company car?

Hoboken resident John spotted this Hoboken Fire Department SUV recently:

“Was there a fire HFD was responding to in Monmouth County? Spotted this vehicle driving back to Hoboken. Was hard to keep up with due to the excessive speeds they were traveling at.”

Wow – for what reason would a Hoboken Fire Department vehicle need to be so far away? And speeding too?

Was it on “official business” (can’t think of a good reason why), or is this yet another abuse of property-taxpayer dollars for a “privileged” civil servant?