Moscow's New Fire Engine
MOSCOW, ID —
An age-old tradition for fire houses firefighters and community members physically pushing in a new engine.
The push-in dates back to when fire engines were pulled by horses and fire fighters had to push the carriages back into the fire department.
"This is to my knowledge the first time we've done this for the city," said Moscow Fire Chief Brian Nickerson.
But now the new engine 26 brings new technology and design.
“We have more space to carry additional equipment that we couldn’t necessarily carry before,” said Nickerson.
At thirty feet long it can carry 750 gallons of water but, there's a very special feature on the new engine 26.
A plaque with Moscow Fire Department members and a dedication to late council member John Weber who passed in November. He was a huge supporter of the department and helped make this reality.
"This is the first fire truck that's ever been bought out of the Moscow City budget in past years we've always had to go out for bond issues," said Mayor Bill Lambert.
Mayor Bill Lambert says from now on the city will update equipment more frequently rather than all at once to help keep cost down for taxpayers.