Seven Fire Engines Transferred to Southland Agencies


Photo: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services announced today that seven new fire engines were transferred to agencies across the Southland.

The Type VI fire engines were transferred to Los Angeles and Orange County fire jurisdictions as part of the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, according to a Cal OES statement. The engines are used in wildland and urban fire responses due to their versatility, maneuverability, off-road abilities and firefighting capabilities.

The engines were transferred to the Anaheim Fire & Rescue Department, Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department, Orange City Fire Department, West Covina Fire Department, La Habra Heights Fire Department, Arcadia Fire Department and Sierra Madre Fire Department, according to Cal OES.

“The deliveries today continue to strengthen the partnership between the state of California and local government fire departments while increasing the capability of California's Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System,'' said Cal OES Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Marshall.

The Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division coordinates the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, which moves resources across California to support emergency responses on behalf of local, state and federal government fire organizations. A total of 217 Cal OES fire engines have been delivered to more than 60 fire jurisdictions statewide as part of the office's fleet expansion program.

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