New High-Capacity Engine 22 Placed In Service
Tampa Fire Rescue placed its newest apparatus into service Friday at Fire Station 22 in New Tampa. The new engine, a 2014 Pierce Quantum, has 1,000-gallon water tank which doubles the capacity of the previous engine's water capacity assigned to the station.
"As a city, we must continue to invest in and provide support for our first responders. The needs of each station are vary depending on the area they service, but we purchase specialized equipment like this to ensure the men and women of Tampa Fire Rescue have what they need to keep our community safe," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
The area of New Tampa served by Station 22 typically sees more brush fires throughout the year, and having additional water on board is helpful for when the engine goes into areas that may not have a hydrant nearby. With the new engine in service, it increases the likelihood that fires will be put out quicker thereby reducing the potential destruction of property.
Tampa Fire Station 22, located at 10871 Cross Creek Blvd, is one of Tampa's newest fire stations, opened in April 2012. Station 22 also has a Brush Truck staged at the location for use in fighting brush fires as the name implies.
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Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director