Revelstoke took possession Friday of a new fire truck. Engine 2, a 2016 Fort Garry Fire Engine Apparatus, will replace the 31-year-old International Superior Engine and should serve the community for decades to come. The new engine is specially configured and fully equipped to meet the firefighting needs of our community. The new Engine 2 is expected to be in service on Saturday, March 11, following one day of technical training for firefighters.
“We are proud to provide our community with a safer, more efficient fire engine that replaces a truck that served our community for literally decades,” Mayor Mark McKee said. “A firefighting tool such as this not only keeps our firefighters safe but also enables the continuation of a great fire service in our community that our citizens expect”.
Fire Chief Rob Girard said the volunteers and professional firefighters “are very thankful to Council” for this new engine.
“The new Engine 2 allows our members to respond to fire calls in a safe and well-equipped truck for decades to come,” he said.
The Fire Rescue Service’s new Engine 2 will be officially unveiled at the 125-year birthday celebration of Revelstoke’s Fire Department on Canada Day at Queen Elizabeth Park where it will be dedicated to all firefighters of the Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service.
Here are some features of the new 2016 Fort Garry Fire Engine Apparatus:
- General safety systems built in for our Revelstoke firefighters’ safety;
- Equipped with a powerful 1750 GMP Waterous fire pump designed for the toughest of fire situations;
- Equipped with a powerful, yet economical 380 HP Cummins diesel engine with low emissions controls along with an Allison 3000 6 speed automatic transmission; and
- Equipped with three ground ladders of various sizes that can be deployed for a variety of fire situations in Revelstoke.