Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bellevue Gets New ‘Bush Rig’

The Bellevue Fire Department added a 1986 Type 4 wildland firefighting engine to its fleet earlier this month. The vehicle, above, was bought from the Gooding Fire Department for $10,000. The new “bush rig” engine carries 1,000 gallons of water and three personnel. The Fire Department now has four engines, including two large engines for structure fires and a pick-up truck bush rig with 250 gallons of water capacity. “We had the opportunity and it was a good deal,” said Fire Chief Greg Beaver. He said the new truck will be used to provide firefighting in rough terrain in the city, as well as on a rental basis for fires outside of the area. “Safety for the city is our first priority. Our new city borders in Slaughterhouse Canyon will bring in more wildland interface,” he said. Photo by courtesy photo

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