Wed. Dec 2nd, 2020

Public Ceremony Welcomes New Fire Engines

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Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird inspects a brand new fire engine.

This morning at Station 15, Lincoln Fire & Rescue introduced their new highly-anticipated engines to the public.

“Some of our apparatus were literally on life-support” Division Chief Kendall Warnock said.

The seven new fire engines were purchased in 2018, when the need for a more reliable fleet was recognized. Chief Michael Despain said the addition of these new engines has increased overall fleet health to 85%, up from the previous 35%.

The new apparatus are expected to be in service starting in late December, moving in to February 2020. The rigs are already highly custom but additional outfitting is required, according to an LFR fleet services member.

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