New Fire Engines

New Fire Engines - On Friday, October 3, 2014, the Kern County Fire Department will issue three new fire engines to the field. Based upon high emergency call volumes, Fire Stations 41 and 42 in East Bakersfield and Fire Station 64 in Oildale will be the recipients of these new fire engines.

These fire engines were built in Wisconsin by Pierce Manufacturing and feature a 500 horsepower DD13 Detroit Diesel engine. The Pierce Quantum PUC (Pierce Ultimate Configuration) is a unique design that allows for improved firefighter safety, simpler maintenance and pump and roll capabilities. The fire engines are equipped with a 1,500 gallon per minute Darley Pump along with a Husky 12 foam system that holds 30 gallons of Class A foam and is also capable of pumping Class B foam. They also feature more space for additional tools and equipment including the Jaws-of-Life.

The Pierce Quantum PUCs will serve the community by responding to multiple emergency call types including structure fires, rescues, medical aids, vegetation fires, hazardous material calls, and technical rescues.

Please join us on Friday, October 3rd at 10:00 am at Station 64 for a brief ceremony.   Station 64 is in Oildale and is located at 101 East Roberts Lane, 93308.

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