Fire Station 19 gets a new engine

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Back in November, Fire Station 18 was the proud owners a a brand new engine and now it’s Fire Station 19‘s turn:

Sporting Fire District 1’s red and black color scheme, the rig includes features to improve safety and efficiency. Safety features include anti-lock brakes, roll-over protection and more visible emergency lighting and reflective decals. The truck is built to the latest EPA emission control and fuel conservation standards. New computer-aided pump controls are designed to increase dependability and efficiency. Larger cabs and compartments are designed to accommodate equipment for today’s firefighting needs.

The new engine cost $540,000 engine. The 2000 model it replaces will remain in the district’s fleet. Funding came from Fire District 1’s vehicle replacement account. The fire district sets aside money each year in the fund to save up to replace aging apparatus.

Capt. Conrad Clementson, Steve Varden, Steve Barnes and Josh Stadler “roll in” Fire District 1’s newest engine at Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19 during a “housing” ceremony, a fire service tradition dating back to the 1830s when horse-drawn equipment could not easily be backed into the building by the horses.

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