S. Boise gets "new" fire engine

Fire engine, right side
South Boise's "new" fire engine

The Idaho Department of Correction has acquired a "new" fire truck for the South Boise Correctional Complex.

Stephen Grill, fire chief for the South Boise Correctional Complex, and Randy Valley, IDOC's emergency preparedness coordinator, worked with Stephen Rinaldi, chief of Kuna Rural Fire Department, to exchange the department's old fire engine for a newer model. It was made in 1994 by Pierce Manufacturing of Appleton, Wisconsin.

The engine has a six-person cab with enough room for firefighters to put on their self-contained breathing apparatus while on their way to a fire.

"The ability to do that saves time and could ultimately save lives," Grill said.

The engine also features a top-mount pump which gives the pump's operator a clear view of what's going on around the vehicle.

"The engine is a very beneficial asset to the department and the South Boise Complex," Grill said.

Story published: 11/18/2013
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