New fire truck dedicated in Sevierville

Firefighters in Sevierville have a new ride after the city bought a new firetruck, paid for through donations.

New engine in Sevierville.

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Firefighters in Sevierville have a new ride after the city bought a new firetruck, paid for through donations.

Engine number 11, a $550,000.00 piece of equipment was dedicated on Friday afternoon with a traditional Housing Ceremony at the main fire station in Sevierville. Just before the service, the city held an open house for the community.

The Housing Ceremony will include a dedication, ribbon cutting and “pushing-in” of the new fire engine. The ceremony is a tradition dating back to the 19th century, symbolizing the value that new fire engines hold for communities.

Almost $390,000.00 of the new fire engine cost was paid through donations made to the SFD in memory of Grace and Winfred Smelcer. The new fire engine boasts state of the art electronics and design, it is capable of pumping 1,500 gallons of water/minute; has a 750 gallon holding tank; and includes a compressed air foam system. The engine will be a primary apparatus when answering all calls, including medical assistance, vehicle rescue and fire attack responses.


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