The Cosmopolis Fire Department took delivery on a new fire engine marking its first new fire apparatus in 32 years, reports The Daily World.
The department saved about $100,000 by purchasing this truck, a display model from Cascade Fire and Safety in Yakima, for a little more than $500,000.
The department’s aging fleet was in dire need of an upgrade. Before the new truck arrived, the department’s newest engine was a 1991 Grumman Mack. The new rig will allow the department to retire the yellow 1974 Grumman Mack engine, with its five-speed manual transmission.