City of Lincoln
2006 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng today unveiled the first of seven new fire pumpers that Lincoln Fire & Rescue will soon place in service. The first pumper will be based at Fire Station #14, 5435 N.W. 1st Street, to replace an 18-year old vehicle. The other six pumpers will be delivered over the next few months after the installation of the radio system and other equipment.
“Public safety is a top priority for City government, and these new fire pumpers give Lincoln Fire and Rescue the equipment to do an even better job of protecting this community,” said Mayor Seng. “These are the first new pumpers added to the fleet since 2000, and they will replace the department’s oldest vehicles. The replacements have added features that will not only help in fire response, but also will make the pumpers easier to maintain.”
Fire Chief Mike Spadt said the department’s goal is to replace units after 10 to 12 years of service. He outlined the improved features of the new pumpers, which include:
Spadt said all Firefighters will be trained on the new equipment as needed.