Richmond debuts new fire engines

January 13, 2009 1:28:55 PM PST
Richmond Fire Department and city officials will introduce a fleet of new fire engines Tuesday morning.

Designed to be more maneuverable in Richmond's neighborhoods, the vehicles' features include improved turning and clearance, top-mounted ground ladders, and shorter overall length, according to the fire department.

The department's four new engines and one aerial ladder will replace most of its older vehicles, according to fire Engineer Rico Rincon.

The event takes place at 9 a.m. at the Richmond Fire Department's training facility at 3506 Cutting Boulevard.