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Rescue Fire Department Enhances Emergency Response Capabilities with Two State-of-the-Art Apparatus


The Rescue Fire Department proudly announces the addition of two cutting-edge apparatus to its fleet, further reinforcing its commitment to ensuring the safety and protection of our community. These remarkable vehicles, a Type 2, 2023 Pierce Freightliner fire engine and a 2023 Fouts Bros. Western Star water tender, significantly bolster the department's capacity to respond effectively to emergencies.

The 2023 Pierce Freightliner fire engine stands as a powerful asset in the face of challenging fire incidents. Equipped with a 1000 GPM Darley pump and a tank capacity of 500 gallons of water, this engine is a force to be reckoned with. Additionally, powered by a reliable Cummins ISL9 motor, the fire engine ensures swift and efficient deployment, allowing our highly skilled Advanced Life Support (ALS) personnel to reach the scene with unprecedented speed. Day or night, our community can rest assured that the ALS personnel will be readily available, diligently serving the city for 24 hours a day, 354 days a year.

Complementing the fire engine is the 2023 Fouts Bros. Western Star water tender, representing an indispensable resource for situations where a substantial water supply is paramount. With an impressive capacity of 3000 gallons of water and a 1000 GPM Darley pump, this water tender ensures a reliable source of water during emergencies, assuring our firefighters have the necessary resources to combat fires effectively. Powered by the same dependable Cummins ISL9 motor, this apparatus guarantees a formidable response capability.

The addition of these cutting-edge apparatus represents a significant milestone for the Rescue Fire Department. With the new fire engine and the water tender, the Rescue Firefighters are better equipped than ever to safeguard their community. These state-of-the-art vehicles exemplify our commitment to providing the highest level of emergency services to the community of Rescue .

The Rescue Fire Department acknowledges the generous support of the local community and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, whose unwavering dedication and contributions have made the acquisition of these apparatus possible.


The department remains committed to continually enhancing its resources to ensure the utmost safety and protection for our residents.

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Bryan Ransdell

Interim Fire Chief



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