Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cal EMA stations new engine in Lodi

The California Emergency Management Agency today handed off one of its new $340,000 fire engines to the City of Lodi, an engine the City can use as a back-up rig and one Cal EMA will call on when Lodi firefighters respond to a major fire elsewhere in the state.

Cal EMA Acting Secretary Matthew Bettenhausen (speaking) and others provided some remarks during the dedication at Lodi Station 3 on South Ham Lane.

A video of the ceremony can be viewed at with more information on the Cal EMA program available here.

The engine has a shorter wheelbase than the City engines, and rides a little higher, making it a better choice for off-road firefighting.

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