Robbinsdale Will Get Upgraded Fire Engine
The Robbinsdale City Council voted to buy a fire engine to replace a fire truck that is 30 years old.
“We’re fortunate that the city council and its citizens support the Robbinsdale Fire Department the way it does,” says Chief Guy Dorholt.
Engine No. 9 will be replaced. It will cost $720,000 to buy a new one. The pumper engine should be delivered next year. It’s supposed to last for the next 30 years.
New Fire Engine Has Several Advantages
The new truck will look a lot like the old one. But the new one will have several advantages, said Dorholt. Firefighters will be able to wipe down equipment and the interior of the new engine. This will allow firefighters to clean debris from fires which can cause cancer.
“The opportunity for us to continue to utilize current technology to keep our firefighters safe as well as perform our duty is something that we take very seriously,” says Chief Dorholt.
Along with the new truck, the fire department is also buying new hoods for their firefighters. The new hoods are designed to filter out cancer-causing particles.