The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (SBCoFPD) are pleased to announce the donation of a lifesaving, Type 1 Fire Engine to the Daggett Fire Department. SBCoFPD strives to look for ways to support our partnering fire agencies and provide enhanced services to all communities.

“Firefighting is a critical service for our county, especially in many of our outlying communities,” said County Board Supervisor Colonel (ret.) Paul Cook. “Providing this fire engine to the Daggett Fire Department is a great way for County Fire to work closely with partner agencies and at the same time improves response times for our residents.”

This 2000 KME Type 1 Engine is capable of holding 500 gallons of water with a 1500 GPM pump and contains foam system capabilities and was being utilized as a reserve engine in the North Desert Division. A Type 1 Fire Engine has the capability of responding to structural fires and is the most common type of apparatus in use today.

“We value our partnership with our outlying fire agencies and humbled by the opportunity to assist the Daggett Fire Department with a valuable resource such as this,” said Assistant Chief Kelly Anderson. “This fire engine is outfitted with modern firefighting capabilities that will help Daggett Fire improve service delivery during fire and emergency responses to the rural desert areas of the County.”

“We are very thankful to work with our mutual aid cooperators for this fire engine,” said Daggett Fire Chief Wayne Clemons Jr. “We have a great working relationship with San Bernardino County Fire. This fire engine is a huge asset and much appreciated as we have a limited annual budget and have been unable to purchase quality replacement apparatus. This apparatus will greatly serve the needs of Daggett and the surrounding communities in the Silver Valley.”

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