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New Engines, Support Vehicles Bolster Fire Protection

The new Engine 18, based near Interstate 280, includes a custom light tower that can be raised to brighten dark highways and rural areas.
The new Engine 18, based near Interstate 280, includes a custom light tower that can be raised to brighten dark highways and rural areas.
Firefighter Jason Haas behind the wheel of the new Engine 59, stationed in Pescadero. It replaces an engine that racked up 198,000 miles in 16 years' of service.
Firefighter Jason Haas behind the wheel of the new Engine 59, stationed in Pescadero. It replaces an engine that racked up 198,000 miles in 16 years' of service.
The control panel on Engine 57, based in La Honda and staffed by the volunteer La Honda Fire Brigade.
The control panel on Engine 57, based in La Honda and staffed by the volunteer La Honda Fire Brigade.
New powerful fire engines plus smaller off-road wildland engines are coming into service in some of San Mateo County's most diverse and challenging regions.

These new engines are replacing older models, many that are beyond industry standards in terms of age and mileage.

"These new engines help us better perform our core mission: protecting our residents and protecting property," said Mark Steward, assistant chief of the San Mateo County Fire Department. "They are also going to reduce maintenance costs over the long term."

Learn more about these new engines and how they contribute to public safety.