SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Fire Department this week put into service a new pumper truck at Station No. 2, located at 270 W. 300 North.
Engine 2, a 2017 Pierce Arrow XT, will primarily serve the downtown, Marmalade, Capitol Hill and Rio Grande areas.
The custom-built engine features a 1,500-gallon-per minute pump and a 500-gallon water tank. In addition, it carries approximately 1,000 feet of supply hose and 1,750 feet of attack hose. It is a paramedic engine and has compartment space for firefighting and medical equipment.Comment on this story
The engine was recently deployed to California to assist with the recent wildfires, and when it returned, it was serviced to ensure it was in better-than-ever working condition before officially going into service locally.
The engine also carries a “tradition bell” with a custom-designed beehive representing the Beehive State.
In the past two years, Salt Lake City Fire Department has purchased four new vehicles — two ladder trucks, an engine and a hazmat vehicle. The department plans to buy four more pumpers and one more ladder truck in 2018.