Firefighters on the east side of Fort Worth dedicated the first of three new Pierce Velocity PUC pumpers into service.
Engine 24 was placed into service on Aug. 8 with a traditional washing and “push in” ceremony. And within five minutes of being in its new quarters, Engine 24 rushed away on its inaugural run, a medical call on the east side.
Assistant Chief Landon Stallings said the dedication ceremony is the start of a new tradition that allows firefighters to pay homage to retiring rigs while preparing new ones for upcoming service.
The new pumper has a 450-horsepower Cummins L9 engine and can pump up to 1,500 gallons per minute. The 750-gallon tanks hold both foam and water.
Engine 24 consistently remains in the top five for response volume and is on pace to make 5,000 runs in 2019.
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Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. July 7, 2020; City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.