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Danbury has new fire engines in service

Two new fire engines are now in service in Danbury.  Fire Department officials say the new trucks have modern upgrades that will better protect the life, property and environment of Danbury residents in the most efficient and safe manner possible. 


The wo new fire engines cost about $600,000 each. 


Life saving equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, Hurst eDraulic tools (Jaws of Life), hazardous materials meters, iPads, and fire hose were installed.  Some new features added to these apparatus are ergonomic drop down ladder racks which prevent back injuries, 750 gallons of water compared to previous models that carry 500 gallons. 


Other safety features such as additional scene lighting, a larger cab with custom roll up firefighter and driver compartments, noise cancelling head sets for in-cab and radio communications, and additional compartment space for equipment storage including defibrillators, medical equipment, meters and smoke detectors that assist with life saving rescues and hazard mitigation. 

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