Silver City firefighters held a traditional push-in to welcome a new fire truck, reports Silver City Daily Press.
The near 30-year-old engine that is being replaced will move into reserve service. That truck required about $80,000 in repairs just in the last year. Now, every year, $90,000 will be used for the department’s budget to pay for the new truck.
The fire department worked with truck manufacturer HME to develop the new clean cab, which aims to keep soot- and smoke-ridden gear out of the crew cab of the engine.
Silver City’s new engine is the first clean cab model the company has produced and was custom designed through a nearly three-year collaborative process with the department. The clean cab also comes with removable and replaceable vinyl seat covers, to further reduce the crew’s exposure.