New Avon Fire Engine Ready to Roll
$470,000 vehicle will replace 22-year-old engine.
Avon debuted its new rescue engine at the Homecoming parade Sept. 20, introducing to the public the newest member of the city’s safety fleet.
The Avon Fire Departmentook possession of the truck Sept. 18, and
Avon Fire Chief Frank Root III said he expects Engine 462 to be fully ready this week. Last week the engine had a radio installed and members of the department began training.
Root said the $470,000 truck will replace Engine 461, a 22-year-old truck that will likely be auctioned off. Root said he expected that vehicle could bring in about $25,000.
“With engines that are over 15 years old we run into liability and safety issues,” Root said. “This engine has more safety features and storage. There’s a lot more room for equipment.”
The department now has three ambulances, two engines and one aerial ladder. It will respond to fires, car/vehicle accidents and provide mutual aid to other communities.
The new engine also features the Eagle logo that the city has been adding to newer vehicles.