A 2020 Pierce Saber pumper truck has joined the City of Houston Fire Department’s fleet, reports Houston Herald.
The fire department posted on its Facebook page, “To our citizens for passing the Safe Community, Active Community Tax and making this and many other projects possible, Thank you! To our mayor, council members (past and current), city administrator, city economic developer involved in this great fire department addition, Thank you!
Yesterday evening we brought home our new engine. Pierce Saber, 6-person cab, 134,000 lumens LED light tower, 1500 gallon per minute Waterous pump, 750 gallon water tank, 30 gallon foam tank, 6KW hydraulic generator, Husky3 system, 500 cubic feet of storage space, and much more, to better serve all of you. On the side’s of the cab we pay tribute to our late Fire Chief Don Rust. This is the least we can do, for he gave so much leading our department and serving this great community.”
The truck was constructed for a department in South Carolina, but that department was unable to take delivery due to a drastic drop in tax revenue caused by the shutdown in response to COVID-19.
The existing 2008 Pierce Saber pumper will be the second-out truck in city limits and be utilized for mutual aid responses in Raymondville or other nearby communities. A 2006 Pierce Quantum ladder truck will continue to be deployed when needed.