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Posted on: August 22, 2019

New Sioux Center Fire Engine Adds to Fire Protection

People look at new fire engine

Sioux Center’s new fire truck can pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute at a blazing fire.

The Sioux Center Fire Department has replaced a 1990 fire engine with a 2019 Rosenbauer engine to improve fire protection and safety in Sioux Center and the area.

The new pumper truck, now labeled Fire Engine No. 2, has pump controls enclosed in the cab and a light tower for night visibility.

“Technology continues to improve over the years,” said Sioux Center Fire Chief Dave Van Holland. “The technology on the pumps and other equipment is better, and that helps our ability to flow water.”

This fire truck update is part of routine vehicle replacement. The truck this engine replaces was 30 years old, which is beyond the usual 25-year replacement period.

Van Holland said the truck will soon be active, joining the 4 others at Fire Station 1, after a few more tools and supplies are mounted to the truck. The department also operates two fire engines out of Fire Station No. 2.

The Sioux Center Fire Department is fully volunteer, with the 44 firefighters putting in hundreds of hours for training and response to fire and rescue calls each year.

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