Engine 4 In Service Ceremony
Grand Junction Fire Department held a traditional in-service ceremony for the new Engine 4 on February 14th, 2020. The new engine is a 2019 Pierce Enforcer with 500 gallons of water and 1250 gpm pump with foam. The engine is one of two identical engines built for the city, both feature clean-cabs which keeps contaminants outside of the cab. SCBA packs live in exterior compartments reducing the cancer risk. The new Engine 4 (2503) replaces Engine 4 (1504), an aging 2015 Smeal / Spartan MetroStar Freedom Pumper. The department held a wetting down ceremony with tank water from the Smeal and had elementary students from Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School dry the engine off. Community members and staff pushed the new Enforcer into its bay and the engine was placed into service with the communications center. The second engine will go in service at Station 3 as the dedicated Engine Company, moving the 2014 Smeal / Spartan aerial into reserve status until the new Station 6 is built. A third Pierce Enforcer is being built for Engine 5 which will likely go in-service toward the end of 2020.