The Wadena (MN) Fire Department recently put a new 2021 International MV Rosenbauer engine into service, reports wadenapj.com.
The new apparatus—assigned to Wadena’s North Hall—comes with a 1,500-gallons-per-minute pump and a 1,250-gallon on board tank with a 30-gallon foam cell on board the engine. The truck is also equipped with emergency lighting.
It replaces a 1988 Ford L8000 General Engine that was moved to the South Hall when it replaced a 1986 Ford L8000 Custom Engine that was recently sold to a private party from Missouri.
Firefighters spent several hours training on the truck and moving equipment and getting the truck ready for service, including adding graphics.
City council approved the purchase in August 2019 for $382,846. Additionally, an estimated total of $15,000 of truck equipment was purchased with $5,000 coming from a grant awarded by Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative.
The truck was purchased through Heiman Fire Supply and built at Rosenbauer in Lyons, S.D. The truck took approximately one year to build.