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LFD Receives Type 6 Engines

The Oregon State Fire Marshal announced the delivery of the first Type 6 fire engines to the Jefferson and Lebanon fire districts. These deliveries, they said, are a milestone in the OSFM Engine Program, enhancing firefighting capabilities across Oregon.

The OSFM Engine Program purchased 76 new apparatus, including 26 Type 3 engines, 20 Type 6 engines, and 30 water tenders. So far, eight Type 3 engines and eight water tenders have been delivered to local agencies throughout the state. Ongoing deliveries of these apparatus will continue as the agency receives them.

“We are excited to see the first Type 6 engines arrive at Jefferson and Lebanon fire districts,” Oregon State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple said. “This program represents a significant investment in the safety of our communities and the effectiveness of our firefighting efforts.”

The OSFM Engine Program, funded through Senate Bill 762, signed into law in 2021, is modernizing the equipment available to Oregon’s structural fire service. This program ensures that local fire agencies have the necessary tools to effectively combat wildfires and protect lives and property.

For more information about the OSFM Engine Program and the ongoing efforts to improve wildfire response, please visit the OSFM Engine Program webpage at https://www.oregon.gov/osfm/wildfire/pages/engine-program.aspx.