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Richmond Fire Team Expands Fleet with the new Fire Engine 41

Post Date:11/07/2017

Fire Department

The Richmond Fire Department received the newest addition to their firefighting  fleet  October 15th with Engine 41, custom designed and built  to specifications compiled by Assistant Chief Derek Brown’s  selected team.  Engine 41 comes with state of the art technology and safety features, providing the best capabilities available today.

Some of the features include camera systems for backing and maneuvering the large apparatus, enhanced radio and communication systems which allow drivers to hear backing instructions from personnel outside of the vehicle, LED lighting that provides illumination and visibility for a safer working environment as well as lighting for emergency scene operations.  Fire Chief Mike Youngblood shared "The City of Richmond is committed to improving measures that provide for a safer and efficient work environment for personnel while maintaining the primary goal of delivering quality service to all who live, work, shop, and travel within our response area. The City Commission and management team have remained dedicated to the philosophy of improving staffing, equipment, apparatus, and facilities.”

A formal dedication and ceremonial event accepting the new fire apparatus to the fleet will be at Richmond’s Central Fire Station on November 1st.  To know more about the Richmond Fire Department and the Fire Department Fleet, visit our website at http://www.richmondtx.gov/departments/fire-department and Face Book page.

New Engine 41 Oct. 2017

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