Bedford Fire Department Places New Fire Engine In Service

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford Fire Department placed its newest apparatus in service on August 25th. The newest engine will bring its fleet up to date and will be the last purchase for a while.

The Bedford Fire Department has four engines and a ladder truck that is able to respond to structure fires in the city.

“The engine’s first run was on a house fire in Edgewood Addition and it performed very well,” said Bedford Fire Chief John Hughes.

The engine replaces a 1992 KME fire engine which the department is currently selling. The department is currently taking bids on it.

The total cost of the new engine was $468,000. The truck is housed at the Bedford Fire Department Headquarters on H Street.

Specifics on Bedford Fire Engine #1 :

  • 2020 E-One Typhoon Chassis with a E – One Stainless steel body
  • 1500 GPM pump Hale QMAX Pump
  • 68 MPH max speed
  • Foam Pro 1600 “A” Foam System
  • 1000 gallons of water, 30 gallons of foam
  • Engine – Cummins L9 450 HP
  • Allison 3000 Automatic Transmission

“This truck should serve us for several years to come. Our last engine lasted over 38 years. Every shift has been trained on it, learned how to drive it, and all its features,” Chief John Hughes added.

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