On Monday, March 15, 2021 the City of Lebanon took delivery of Lebanon Engine 7 which was ordered in early January 2020 through Desorcie Emergency Products. Engine 7 was purchased to replace Engine 4 a 1991 2,000 gallon tanker, currently our second due engine out of Station 1 as well as our mutual aid engine. Engine 4 has proudly served the City of Lebanon, the Upper Valley and its residents for the past 30 years, but it is sadly showing the wear and tear of being of the extended years of service.
Engine 7 is a 2021 E-One E-max with a 1,500 gallon water tank and a 1,500 gallon per minute pump. Engine 7 is very similar to our existing Engine 9 which runs first due out of Station 1. With such a similar layout, our staff will be able to conduct initial training on this truck much quicker, which will allow us to put this truck into service faster. Engine 7 will be housed at Station 1 and will be used as a second due engine within the city, as a first due truck to our non-hydrant areas, and on mutual aid fire responses. We are currently mounting small hand tools and equipment in the engine and putting the hose on the truck. We expect to run Engine 7 first due out of Station 1 for a period of time so that we can become more proficient operating the apparatus and give it a proper operating break in period.
Over the next few weeks you will see us out and about in the community training on Engine 7.