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Saturday, June 27, 2015

New Fire Engines For Tracy Fire Department Fleet #CAFire


Tracy Fire Department will have three new fire engines in service this weekend

The fire department received three identical Type 1 Hi-Tech Metro Star pumpers built by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Service Inc. in Oakdale

 New Tracy Fire Department engines 97 (from left), 92 and 91
Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
The Tracy Fire Department will have three new fire engines in service this weekend after a yearlong construction process.

The fire department received three identical Type 1 Hi-Tech Metro Star pumpers built by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Service Inc. in Oakdale to replace aging equipment that was due to be retired or moved to reserve status.

One engine arrived last week and is already in service as the new Engine 91. The last two engines arrived today and will replace fire engines at Station 97 and the rural fire district Station 92.

Division Chief David Bramell said that engines 92 and 97 could be in service as early as Friday, as soon as crews swap their equipment and radio gear into the new engines. Each one has a 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump and will carry hoses, ladders, a 750-gallon water tank and up to six crew members.

The city paid $950,000 for two engines, and Tracy Rural Fire Protection District bought the third for about $470,000. The process to buy the engines began in March 2014, and they were originally expected in April. The engines arrived complete with Tracy Fire Department logos.

Source: Tracy Press Article
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