Carrot River (Canada) Fire & Rescue recently held a push-in ceremony for its new truck, Engine 421, reports nipawinjournal.com.
The process to buy the new apparatus, which cost just under $500,000 and replaces one from 1992, took about three years. It allows four members to be ready to go with SCBA as soon as the scene is reached.
The new truck will be the primary response unit, and its predecessor will become the tanker unit.
“This past weekend Carrot River Fire & Rescue received a new fire truck that has replaced our 1992 Ford F700,” Carrot River Fire & Rescue wrote on Facebook.
“On Sunday, we continued a firefighter tradition of driving the old truck out of the fire hall, wetting down the new fire truck using the water from the old truck it is replacing and having firefighters push the new truck into the hall.
“We invited some retired members back to drive the 1992 truck out of the fire hall, pull a hose line and wet the new truck down. These members included retired Fire Chief Gerald Seabrook, retired Deputy Chief Dennis Letendre, retired Captain Neal Wasko, and retired Firefighter Dean Seabrook. After, we had the truck staged and currently serving members pushed the new truck into the hall.
“The new truck is a 2020 top mount enclosed wildland/urban interface pumper with a 1050 GPM pump and an 800 gallon water tank built on an international 4×4 chassis . It seats five firefighters with four seats holding self contained breathing apparatus packs.