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Marble Falls (TX) Fire Apparatus to Boost Efficiency

Squad 51 was brought into service in January 2019 and has helped the fire department record a drop in response times and a significant reduction in calls for mutual aid, reports DailyTrib.com.

Squad 51 has responded to 78 percent of all medical calls the department has received. The fire department estimates a savings of $2,641 in fuel and $18,000 in maintenance costs related to Engine 1.

Marble Falls Fire Rescue is currently using an older SUVs for Squad 51, but the fire department is in the midst of outfitting a new one for this purpose.