The Shreveport (LA) Fire Department recently received three new engines at a cost of $1.6 million.
According to an article published by the Shreveport Times, the engines where delivered on Tuesday and are equipped with the latest equipment, including active air purification systems. The apparatus will be replacing units that date back to 1987 and 1989.
The purchase of the engines will help keep all the city’s fire stations open, the paper reported.
City officials are saying the purchase of the new engines is part of an initiative to end gun violence in Shreveport and make the city a safer place, the paper reported.