Mesquite, TX - April 9, 2019 - The Mesquite Fire Department recently hosted a ceremonious “push-in” event to celebrate the new fire engine for Fire Station 7. The housing ceremony is a proud tradition in the history of fire service in which firefighters push a new engine into the station for the first time. Mayor Stan Pickett and Councilmember Tandy Boroughs represented the City Council to participate in one of the longest running traditions in the fire service.
“The new fire engine has the latest safety features available for our firefighters,” said Fire Chief Mark Kerby. “It’s the result of the financial support that our City Council has shown for our fire department for many years, and the hard work by our Apparatus Committee in designing it.”
The 2018 Spartan Metro Star fire apparatus replaces the former Engine 7, built in 2006. The new engine is the department’s fourth with the same body configuration for fleet standardization, reducing maintenance costs and training hours while improving safety and efficiency. The engine also bares the ISO Class 1 rating emblem, which designates Mesquite as a community with superior property fire protection.