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Join Us to “Push In” New Engine 1 on January 14
Flex your muscles and get hands-on with our new fire engine! The Spokane Valley Fire Department would like to welcome kids of all ages to a special celebration at University Station #1.
On Saturday, January 14 at 11 am, everyone will be invited to participate in a “Push In” of new Engine 1 into the bay of University Station #1, located at 10319 E. Sprague Ave. The event will be brief and include a few remarks about the new engine, refreshments and photo opportunities.
The “Push In” is a fire service tradition with its roots in the days of horse-drawn fire apparatus. The entire community would turn out to help push the new fire apparatus into the station after the horses were detached. Spokane Valley Fire Department is proud to continue this tradition.
The new SVFD Engine 1 is a 2016 KME Predator XL. The purchase price of the new engine is $584,011. Careful financial planning has allowed SVFD to make this large capital purchase without incurring bonded debt, thereby saving taxpayers interest costs. The outgoing Engine 1 will remain in the fleet in reserve status.
- Julie Happy