The San Marcos Fire Department celebrated the delivery of a new fire truck with a “pushing-in” ceremony on April 17 at Fire Station No. 3
The ceremony is the culmination of more than two years of work by a committee of San Marcos firefighters who researched and set the specifications of the custom-built truck.
“Each of our apparatus is unique and custom-built to meet the operational needs of the City of San Marcos,” said Fire Chief Les Stephens. “Even though it was built to the department’s specifications, this truck isn’t really ours — it belongs to the residents we serve.”
The 2014 Spartan ERV 100-foot platform truck is equipped with a 2,000-gallon per minute pump; FoamPro Class A foam system; 30-gallon poly foam tank; 300-gallon poly water tank; and a Cummings ISX15 500 horsepower diesel engine.
The unit replaces a 1989 model truck with more than 100,000 road miles logged.
The purchase price of the new truck was $1,104,467, which includes all new hose, tools, and equipment. The apparatus is now in service and has already responded to several calls in the community.
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