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Fairfield Fire Department Captain Larry Palmer walks between two brand new fire engines recently purchased for the department, in front of the city council chambers Tuesday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)


Fairfield Fire Department shows off 2 new engines

By From page A8 | January 22, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield firefighters showed up early to Tuesday’s City Council meeting to show off their new fire engines.

The two new vehicles replace engines the department bought in 1995 and 1997. The old engines were white, and the new ones are red and black, which now makes the entire Fairfield fleet red and black.

Among the new features of the engines are computerized emissions control and anti-roll systems.

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Robinson Kuntz

Robinson Kuntz

Robinson has worked as a staff photographer for the Daily Republic since July 2010. Before joining the DR he was an photo intern at the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Robinson earned his Bachelor's degree in photojournalism from San Francisco State. He became the Daily Republic photography editor in 2014.

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  • BrianJanuary 22, 2014 - 7:09 am

    I think it's a joke. They don't need all these fancy engines. "we HAVE to have a pierce engine." they don't even need that stupid tiller. They respond it to structure fires but when it's first at scene they can't even do anything because it doesn't carry any water. Waste of tax payer money.

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  • Bill WJanuary 22, 2014 - 11:39 am

    Great to see Fairfield get new rigs, the older ones were due for replacement at the end of lots of great service to the city.

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  • KevinJanuary 22, 2014 - 11:54 am

    People like Brian need to be educated about the importance of having good, reliable equipment. Proper equipment, along with education, are needed to properly perform any job

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  • Bill WJanuary 22, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Yep I agree Kevin, I was in the fire service for 25 years, I know what iy;s like to work from older out-of-date rigs. And btw Brian, the older rigs in Fairfield were Pierces too.

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  • Adam MohrJanuary 22, 2014 - 11:57 pm

    Yeah B-RYAN!

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