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New Fire Engine Calls Twin Falls Home
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The Twin Falls Fire Department recently added a few new members to their fleet of trucks with the introduction of a 2013 B.M.E. Frontline Fire Engine.
Along with the new fire engine the department also purchased a new 2013 Ford F-150 Pick–up truck.
The Ford will serve as the departments newest command vehicle.
Both trucks were included in the City of Twin Falls budget over the past two years.
The engine, which was manufactured by Boise Mobile Equipment, came in with a final sticker price of around $410,000.
And the new Ford truck went for $30,000.
“The main reason we replace them is because we put in a lot of time, a lot of hours, a lot of training, we run a lot of calls. Certainly everybody out-and-about has seen these engines out doing either inspections or on emergency calls. So we truly ware them pretty good over 20 years.”
Said Twin Falls Battalion Chief, Ron Aguirre
The engine features all new state of the art equipment and technology.
Including GPS tracking and digital monitoring controls.
The Twin Falls Fire Department utilizes 7 different engines in total with all 7 rotating on a 20 year service cycle.