According to a report from The Siskiyou News, at a meeting that also welcomed two new members to the department, Yreka (CA) Volunteer Fire Department (YVFD) Chief Jerry Lemos announced that the department’s new fire truck should be delivered by the end of June.
Lemos said that Pierce Manufacturing is currently building a new Freightliner FXT 3,000-gallon water tender at its facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, to replace the YVFD’s 12-year-old Seagraves Attacker.
The Yreka city council approved the engine purchase at its last meeting. The council had previously approved selling the Seagrave Type II four-wheel drive pumper engine, which was starting to have issues.
The cost of the new tender is approximately $450,000. Lemos said the new engine would bring the YVFD more versatility to better reach and attack fires.
At the same meeting, Lemos also welcomed Robert Goyeneche and Lawrence Morris as the latest members of the YVFD.