Palm Bay Fire Rescue Acquires New Water Tender and Type 6 Wildland Unit Through CDBG Grant
By Space Coast Daily // July 5, 2020
Stations 2 and 3 will become the primary response areas for the Water Tender
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Fire Rescue had been working collaboratively with the Community and Economic Development Department, Procurement Department, Finance Department, and the Fleet Division for an opportunity to utilize Community Development and Block Grant (CDBG) funds to purchase necessary equipment and apparatus for the department.
Through a comprehensive and carefully analyzed process, Fire Rescue was able to acquire a new Water Tender and a new Type 6 Wildland Unit.
After analyzing the community needs and determining eligible areas within the city, these new units were assigned to strategic locations that best fit the needs of our growing city. Stations 2 and 3 will become the primary response areas for the Water Tender.
This unit will provide the necessary water supply to neighborhoods that lack fire hydrants and can also serve the entire city as a water supply for structure and wildland fires.
The Type 6 Wildland unit will be located at Station 1 and will serve that response area, as it is highly populated and has smaller access ranges for our brush units.
This unit will become very useful for wildland fires that encroach on structures.
Both units are welcome additions to Palm Bay Fire Rescue’s fleet and will allow us to continue to fulfill our mission to our citizens.
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