CFD gets three new fire trucks

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Charleston Fire Department just received three new fire trucks.

According to CFD spokesperson Ryan Kunitzer, the new trucks will replace three older trucks from their Central station on Meeting, Station 16 in West Ashley and Station 13 on James Island.

"The addition of these three engines continues the City's commitment to upgrading the fleet with state of the art apparatus," said Fire Chief Karen Brack. "The increased firefighting capacity, improved safety features, equipment upgrades, and standardization of the fleet are providing the firefighting force with the best tools to protect our community."

All three of the new trucks have 1500 GPM pumps, 750 gallon booster tanks, 1400 feet of 5" supply hose, 1100 feet of 2.5" hose, 650 feet of 1.88" hose, and include a bumper mounted hose tray.

The new trucks also have LED warning lights, seat belt monitoring systems, an officer side speedometer, a generator, brow mounted floodlights, headset system with both intercom capability and hearing protection, and seating for five firefighters.