The City of Marion recently purchased a 2019 Rosenbauer Fire Engine. The new truck is state-of-the-art, and was needed to update MFD’s fleet.
The new Rosenbauer is capable of flowing up to 1,500 gallons of water per minute, and also has foam capabilities for fighting petroleum fires (with a foam blanket to smother the fire versus pushing petroleum around spreading the fire from using just water). The engine offers new safety and maneuverability features such as a passenger-side rearview camera and front-positioned passenger side mirror to assist the engineer (driver), as well as equipment accessibility features such as a mechanical ladder unloader to assist firefighters during emergencies, and much more.
The Rosenbauer will be used, first, to train MFD personnel on the new engine to better inform firefighters of its capabilities. The truck will then be put in service once remaining equipment for it is received. (Due to COVID, delivery for certain equipment for the new truck is delayed; it will be 30 – 45 days before it is put it in service for actual emergencies).