New Fire Trucks On Display Tuesday
Prior to the Costa Mesa City Council meeting on Tuesday, the Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue Department displayed their latest additions to the emergency response fleet - two 2016 Pierce Pumpers - in the parking lot in front of City Council Chambers.
Fire Chief Dan Stefano and most of the members of the Fire and Rescue Department and other City Staff responsible for overseeing the acquisition and delivery of these magnificent pieces of equipment were on hand to answer questions from members of the public.
WATCH FOR IT ON CMTV AND COSTA MESA BRIEF
Brad Long and his team from CMTV were also on hand to record this event. I even saw Barry Friedland from Costa Mesa Brief running around with his camera grabbing images to be shown on his YouTube site.
These two new trucks cost the taxpayers more than $650,000 each and will replace two aging rigs, which will be sold later.
Kudos to the City Council, current and past, for having the foresight to keep our Fire and Rescue Department equipped with proper equipment. Now, let's just get the department staffed so all this nifty new stuff can be fully deployed.
PUBLIC ENJOYED SEEING THE EQUIPMENT
Members of the public enjoyed seeing this new equipment, including Miss Caroline Corum, whose father, Gant, was part of the delivery team and will be responsible for keeping this wonderful equipment running.
GROUND BREAKING FOR FIRE STATION #1 SATURDAY
While we're on the subject of Fire and Rescue - this Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Fire Station No. 1 at 2803 Royal Palm Drive. Everyone is invited. Parking is available across the street.