The Springfield Fire Department (MO) continues their series of open houses to highlight the city’s new red trucks.
To celebrate the arrival of four new engines, Fire Station 9 is offering the public a chance to get inside one of the new vehicles.
During the mid to late 70s, the department changed to yellow engines after a study found that yellow is a better color for visibility. The problem was that people didn’t recognize it as an emergency vehicle.
With the transition to red trucks, the department can also benefit from new technology, as well. By using a Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS), they’re four times more effective than the average engine. With 80 percent foam and 20 percent water, hoses are lighter weight and fires are extinguished more quickly, which Captain Rusty Darnell appreciates.
Two more open houses remain; Friday, June 21st and Friday, June 28th. They run from 6:30pm until 8pm.
Friday, June 21st
Springfield Fire Station 2
608 W. Commercial St.
Friday, June 28th
Springfield Fire Station 4
2423 N. Delaware
For more information, view ksmu.org