Reno Council Buying Wildland Fire Engines

The Reno City Council has approved more than 1.2 million dollars for a lease-purchase agreement to buy five new wildland fire engines.

The deal will allow for the replacement of five of the Reno Fire Department's that are more than 20 years old.

The new four-wheel drive fire engines include a 500-gallon water tank and a pump that can pump 500 gallons of water a minute. They also will carry equipment not available on older wildland engines including breathing apparatus, ladders and supply line hose.

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