The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) is putting into service a brand new fleet of 23 fire engines. The fire engines – which cost about $900,000 each – were funded through multiple cycles of the County’s Capital Improvements Program.
The new engines are smaller and lower to the ground, which improves maneuverability, enhances safety, and offers better ergonomics for firefighters.
According to Bethesda Magazine:
More than half of the county’s 40 stations will receive a new engine, [Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete] Piringer added. The trucks were engineered to provide the same technology on a smaller frame.
“It’s kind of like a sports car,” he said. “They’re built to a certain specification, but they still have the same qualifications as the older models.”