Texas fire department gets new wildland vehicle
The type 3 engine has a 500-gallon tank and can pump 150 gpm
By Chelesea Davis
LUBBOCK, Texas — With hunting season under way and some areas of the state still recovering from last year's drought, Lubbock Fire Department and Texas A&M Forest Service are showcasing a new wildland fire engine today.
Texas Forest Service is concerned with hunters typically building campfires and burning debris during windy or dry conditions and they are trying to keep everyone safe.
The Type-3 fire engine has state of the art equipment including a 500 or more gallon tank, two 500 feet hoses, and a minimum pump capacity of 150 gallons per minute (gpm). Other wildland fire engines, like the Type 7, have a 50 to 200 gallon tank, one 200 feet hose, and a small pump of 10 gpm.