Airport, Truckee Fire district buy new $550,000 engine
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Fire Protection District and Truckee Tahoe Airport District recently partnered to buy a new fire truck.
According to a statement from Truckee Fire, the engine went into service a few weeks ago and will be based at Station 96 at Truckee Tahoe Airport.
The Rosenbauer Timberwolf engine was built on a 2014 International four-wheel drive chassis.
The truck cost $550,000, said Truckee Fire spokesman Paul Spencer, with the airport paying $425,000 for the engine, and the fire district paying $130,000 for equipment.
“Our engine that was based at the airport was almost 20 years old, so the timing couldn’t have been better,” Truckee Fire Chief Bob Bena said in a statement. “We can’t thank the Airport District enough for their generosity and partnership; this engine will provide many years of superior service to the Truckee community, not just the airport.”
While the multi-purpose engine has specific aircraft capabilities and tools, like a large foam tank, it is fully equipped to fight structure, aircraft and wildland fires, according to Truckee Fire.
It will be a “first out” engine, responding to fire calls throughout the Truckee area; it will carry four firefighters, 750 gallons of water and 50 gallons of foam concentrate.