New off-road tender delivered to Toppenish fire station
Yakima County Fire District No. 5 has a new tool to better serve and protect the community.
A new off-road tender, capable of carrying 1,500 gallons of water and two firefighters, has now been delivered to the district's station 9 in Toppenish.
Off-road tenders are able to quickly provide large quantities of water to remote locations. This tender can also supply a large amount of water in areas that do not have fire hydrants available.
The new fire engine was purchased as part of the district's capital replacement plan to replace an aging piece apparatus at one of the district's busiest fire stations in the lower valley. The Yakama Nations Legends Casino also made a partial grant contribution to the project, which allowed the engine to be outfitted with a higher capacity diesel water pump. Another identical engine is currently under construction to replace a water tender at the district's Station 1 located in White Swan.