New county fire engine to respond to wildland emergencies

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A San Mateo County Fire station in Redwood City just welcomed a new engine designed for fast response to wildland emergencies.

Engine 318 is based at Station 18, just off Edgewood Road east of Interstate 280, according to County officials. It will serve the entire county through mutual aid agreements, county officials said.

“This state-of-the-art fire engine replaces an engine that is more than 25 years old, which means more water, more hose, better equipment and safer operations,” CalFire San Mateo Division Deputy Chief Johnathan Cox said. “This new Measure K-funded wildland engine will serve some of the most fire-prone areas of the county and will serve to protect the community in years to come.”

The engine cost $299,000 and was bought in tandem with a CalFire order “so we were able to secure a much lower cost,” Cox said.

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