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City buys new fire truck 

Paso Robles new fire truck

The city of Paso Robles recently purchased a new fire engine to replace one of two eleven-year-old front-line engines. Each of the older engines had over 100,000 miles and 8,000 engine hours. The new engine us a lease-to-own purchase of $502,500, split in to 10 annual payments. The engine incorporates a number of new safety features and complies with newer, stricter emission standards.

Specifications include:

o 450 horsepower Cummins motor with Allison BVS 3000 transmission
o 1,500 gallon-per-minute single-stage pump
o 500 gallon water tank
o 20 gallon Class A foam tank
o LED emergency lighting

The new 30-foot fire engine was outfitted with new equipment in June and began operations in July 2013. It is expected to last 20 years. The older engine will be kept for use as a reserve unit and used whenever one of the primary engines is down for repairs or when an additional engine needs to be staffed for a major emergency.

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