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.