BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Fire Department will dedicate three new fire trucks during a ceremony that will be open to the public on Wednesday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m.
The dedication will take place in front of the Beverly Hills Fire Department Headquarters on 445 North Rexford Drive.
Canyon News reached out to Therese Kosterman, Public Information Officer for the City of Beverly Hills about the event. She mentioned that Beverly Hills Mayor Julian A. Gold is expected to attend the event, along with other city council members and city staff. All three trucks cost around $2,099,000 to have a plethora of new upgrades.
According to a press release from the City of Beverly Hills, the new engines have a nearly 50 percent increase in compartment space and an ability to pump water while the vehicle is in motion. These new trucks have a more simplified maintenance procedure that will help in reducing out-of-service time.
The trucks also have a compressed air foam system for delivering fire retardant foam and an enclosed ladder compartment.
The combination of a faster and safer hose-loading operation, one-hundred foot line to quickly eliminate any outside fires and a turning radius reduced by 16 feet, all contribute to creating safety and efficiency.