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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 288

BLM California Desert District adds fire engine

The Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District recently increased its fire response capability with the addition of a new fire engine for the interagency Hole-in-the-Wall fire center located in the Mojave National Preserve. BLM Engine 3639 was delivered directly from the factory in Wisconsin to the fire center and is now outfitted and ready for duty.
 
According to BLM Needles Field Office Manger, Sterling White, the new Pierce Hawk Model 14 engine will be a busy one. "The Hole-in-the-Wall Fire Center responds to several hundred incidents per year including wildland fires on both BLM and National Park Service Mojave Preserve land, traffic accidents, mutual aid responses, and medical incidents," White said. "A big portion of the responses are to traffic collisions along Interstates 40 and 15."
 
The Hawk Model 14 Urban Interface Engine was developed by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and is used in both federal and local fire protection agencies.
 
Firefighters standing right to left: Mike Medina - BLM Engine 3639 Captain, Damian Sauer - NPS, Mike Schmall - BLM, Adam Chacon - BLM, Joe Harber - BLM.
Firefighters standing right to left: Mike Medina - BLM Engine 3639 Captain, Damian Sauer - NPS, Mike Schmall - BLM, Adam Chacon - BLM, Joe Harber - BLM.
 
Steve Razo, 7/07
 
BLM California News.bytes, issue 288

 
Last updated: 07-03-2007