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Posted on: December 31, 2018

FMFD receives new fire trucks and rescue vehicles

new FMFD rescues and engines

FORT MYERS, FL (Dec. 31, 2018) – The Fort Myers Fire Department has received two new fire engines and two new rescue vehicles. The firefighter/paramedic rescue vehicles are known as Quick Response Vehicles, with SUV bodies allowing for faster navigation through heavy traffic areas. Each vehicle has Advanced Life Support and carries all equipment necessary for individual firefighters to meet with an aerial apparatus or fire engine when called to a fire or non-medical emergency. Operating these vehicles is significantly lower in cost when compared to mid-size pumpers or traditional rescue trucks.

The two new 2018 Sutphen Monarch Fire Engines are equipped with Advanced Life Support, extraction equipment, hazardous material mitigation equipment and stabilization struts. Engine 13 operates out of Station 3, located at 1915 Jefferson Street, and Engine 15 services Station 5, located at 9700 Treeline Avenue, Fort Myers.

“With our new rescue vehicles and fire engines, we’ll be able to better serve and help those who are in need,” said FMFD Chief John Caufield. “The new technology in our vehicles is groundbreaking and will make it possible for us to save many lives to come.”

For more information, please contact Stephanie Schaffer at 239-321-7157 or sschaffer@cityftmyers.com.

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