El Paso County Sheriff's Office Demonstrates New Type 6 Brush Engine
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Division of Wildland Fire Management began a fire apparatus Type 6 Brush Engine Replacement plan in August of 2018. The aging fleet of our brush engines were 12 years old and in need of constant servicing and repair. These Type 6 brush engines are the mainstay of our fire suppression fleet.
On August 15, 2019, we took delivery of our first replacement Type 6 Brush Truck. This will greatly enhance our ability to respond to fires. The vehicle carries chain saws, drip torches, 362 gallons of water, foam, hoses, hand tools, medical emergency gear, communication and GPS equipment. It has seating for five firefighters.
We will be demonstrating the capabilities of the Type 6 Brush Engine to any interested media outlet on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM, at the Office of Emergency Management, located at 3755 Mark Dabling Boulevard.