Western Reserve OH Fire Apparatus Gets First Call

Western Reserve Fire District (OH) drove to a car accident using a new $414,000 fire engine. It was the first emergency call for the new truck.

The Saber model engine from Pierce Manufacturing was ordered in April and arrived Dec. 29. It replaced a 1983 engine that was worn down and did not meet current safety standards, such as having a fully enclosed cab for firefighters.

Since arrival, firefighters have transferred equipment to the new truck and undergone training.

The engine has a 1,000-gallon water tank and the capacity to pump 1,500 gallons per minute.

One of the few modifications was adding a deluge gun that is easy to aim water from to the top of the engine.

By the time the truck is outfitted with all the necessary equipment, the cost likely will be close to $450,000.

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