New fire engine improves department’s capabilities

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By Robert Mumford, Battalion Chief/CSFD Public Information Officer

The College Station Fire Department’s newest fire engine offers improved safety and visibility features, and its advanced technology enhances our ability to protect our citizens.

The $638,000 Pierce Velocity engine went into service last week at Fire Station No. 4 near Easterwood Airport. The truck carries 500 gallons of water, pumps 1,500 gallons per minute, and has a compressed air foam system for the suppression of all types of fires.

The apparatus features more interior space that allows firefighters to maneuver quickly and efficiently and an improved line of sight in the front and along the sides. The single, bonded windshield also reduces the risk of accidents by providing unobstructed visibility of the road, traffic, and pedestrians.

We’re excited to place this advanced fire engine into service and are confident it will serve our citizens and firefighters well for many years to come.

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