Seven Lakes Fire & Rescue Department announced on May 29 that it has received a 2013 Ferrara Ember Rescue/Pumper.
Weighing in at 52,500 pounds, standing 10′ 9″ and just over 34 feet long, this new piece of apparatus is designed for both fire response and rescue operations, such as vehicle accidents, high or low angle rescue, water emergencies and many others.
This piece of apparatus can pump up to 2,000 gallons of water a minute to fight fires and carries 1,000 gallons of water on board with it. It comes equipped with a light tower used to illuminate emergency scenes even on the darkest nights.
The current engine this truck is replacing is a 2002 American LaFrance. While this truck has served the community well due to its age and changes in the service, the fire department said it was necessary to upgrade to a truck more suited for its service.
Over the next couple of weeks, equipment will be placed on the new truck, and training conducted prior to it being placed in service.
“As most know, we had sent letters out asking for donations and through those generous donations, we were able to make this new vehicle purchase happen,” said Seven Lakes Fire & Rescue Department in a press release. “So, on behalf of the entire department THANK YOU. This truck has been dedicated to the citizens of Seven Lakes without whom support we could never provide the services we do.”