New Fire Engine

Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo briefed media and provided a demonstration of the capabilities and features of the newest Division of Fire apparatus for Cleveland’s Engine 6 in the Lee–Harvard neighborhood.

“The safety of all Clevelanders and our first responders is our priority,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This new engine provides firefighters with a reliable vehicle to put out fires and save lives in this neighborhood. At the same time, its Chevron reflectors and LED lights keep our firefighters safer when they are responding to emergencies.” 

The Rosenbauer Commander fire engine is a two-stage pump capable of delivering 1,500 gallons of water per minute. It also features Chevron reflectors on the back and front of the engine and LED lights all of which provides a highly visible presence for an additional layer of protection.

For environmental protection the engine has a Selective Catalytic Reduction system. The system meets the Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards by reducing the pollutants caused by diesel fuel exhaust.

Engine 6 is the latest but not the last fire apparatus that the Division of Fire will receive. “Cleveland Division of Fire will receive two additional trucks in the coming months,” said Chief Angelo Calvillo. “One is a Fire Engine like the one you see here today and the other is a Ladder Truck.”

Fire Engine 6 Rosenbauer truck cost an estimated $384,766.00 and is a state-of-the-art Fire Engine Pump.

Photographer: 
City of Cleveland Photographic Bureau