CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Fire Department is rolling out a major upgrade. It comes in the form of two new fire engines. They will replace ones at Fire Station 10 at East 101st Street and at Fire Station 39 on Lorain Avenue.
It’s part of the Jackson Administration’s 5-year plan to replace and upgrade the city’s safety vehicles.
These state of the art fire engines cost $380,000 each. Interim Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo said they will be needed for certain firefighting situations to insure public safety. "It's a dual stage pumper for the high rises in this location. It has 500 gallons of water. It is very effective and efficient. It’s Pierce pumper,” he said.
The two old trucks will be used as spares. Another new fire engine is to arrive at Fire Station 11 on Cleveland’s southeast side next month.