Lake Havasu City's "new" engine
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) - The airport here has a new,
high-tech fire truck that will meet pending federal regulations.
Federal Aviation Administration rules expected to take effect
next year will require airports that handle aircraft of 19 seats or
less to have specialized firefighting and rescue equipment.
The $378,720 vehicle, a 1999 Titan HPR-E One, was purchased with
an FAA grant supplemented with $17,210 of city money. It used to
belong to a fire department in New Jersey.
Battalion Chief Mike Quijada said firefighters eventually will
be sent to Texas to train on the vehicle at a specialty school.
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