Charlie Lake Fire Department receives two new fire fighting vehicles to replace aging fleet, Canada
The Charlie Lake Fire Department, situated in British Columbia, Canada, has received two new fire fighting vehicles as a replacement for its aging fleet. According to the Peace River Regional District, Engine 1 arrived at the beginning of December 2020 and Tender 2 came to the Fire Department in August and are replacements for vehicles that were decades old and needed to be retired. The Regional District says the new Engine 1 has a water capacity of 950 gallons and the new Tender 2 has a water capacity of 1 500 gallons. The new trucks cost the Regional District a combined total of approximately $1,05 million and will allow the Regional District to continue to meet its commitments to its mutual aid partners, which are the Municipal Districts of Taylor, Hudson’s Hope and the City of Fort St John. Here are some details on the two new trucks:
Is used for fires of all kinds, including structures, vehicles and interface fires between the community and forest
Water capacity is 950 gallons and has larger pumping capacity than the 23-year-old Engine 1 it replaced
Seats six fire fighters; the old Engine 1 sat five
Improved turning ability in tight corners and possible future subdivisions
Cost just over $690 000.
Also used for fires of all kinds
Water capacity is 1 500 gallons, also larger pumping capacity than the 33-year-old Tender it replaced
Carries a drop tank so the apparatus can dump water and go, allowing a faster return to scene
New apparatus allows faster turnaround between calls
Cost just under $360 000.
Source: Energetic City, Alaska Highway News