Palm Coast (FL) to Unveil New Fire Apparatus

The Palm Coast Fire Department is inviting the public to come out to see the city’s new fire engine, featuring a new paint color and logo.

The new engine will be on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at Palm Coast City Offices in the City Marketplace shopping center, 160 Cypress Point Pkwy, according to a media relese from the city.

The new $360,000 pumper, which will replace an older fire engine that is being retired, is capable of pumping 1,250 gallons of water per minute. It has a crew cab for four with an EMS cabinet inside the cab for easy access when firefighters respond to accidents and medical emergencies. It has a 750-gallon water tank on-board, along with a foam tank that will be used during wildfires.

Low-bidder of six, Rosenbauer of America, of Lyons, S.D., spent a year building the truck to Palm Coast’s specifications, according to the release. The new truck was driven to Palm Coast and will be housed at Fire Station 22, 307 Palm Coast Pkwy.

Perhaps most notable about the new fire engine is its paint style. The top of the truck and the upper half of the cab are painted “Palm Coast” blue, with the rest of the truck being the more typical red. The Fire Department’s apparatus team was researching paint styles when they came across a picture of a blue fire truck in Pennsylvania. 

The team also used the new fire engine as an opportunity to create a new logo for the Fire Department. The new logo is similar to the city’s brand logo, with a palm tree, water and sun, with the tagline “Protecting Our Florida” as a play on the city brand, “Find Your Florida.”

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