Published on: May 24th, 2013
Riverside, California welcomed a new fire truck this week.
The nearly $400,000 rig is on loan thanks to a partnership between the department and the California Emergency Management Agency, KMAX-TV reported. It replaces a 20-year-old truck.
It’s ergonomically designed to access remote, urban and disaster areas. The new rig can turn on a dime, has more accessible ladders and emergency equipment. It is also stocked with an 850 gallon water tank, which is about 300 gallons more than the average in-service engine.
While assigned to the Riverside Fire Department, the new truck can respond to fires all over California as well as neighboring states, according to KMAX-TV.
The department plans to sell the old rig for $40,000-$50,000.
Read the full story from KMAX-TV here.