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La Habra gets new fire engine

The shift crew stand in front of the new Engine 191 on right and the old engine on left. The crew (from left), Firefighter Paramedic Scott Sherman, Captain Mark Fullbright, Firefighter Paramedics Errol Baker and Paul Flores holding up Engineer Javier Torres who has been in La Habra since June 30, 2005.

By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal

Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Station 191 put a new state-of-the-art fire engine in service this week.

The new engine replaces an older engine that was active at the station, located on La Habra Boulevard near Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, since 1998.

According to Capt. Mark Fulbright, the new rig has a working foam pump that will pre-treat structures during fires and helps aid in effective structure fire fighting.

He added that the engine is the first to have LED lighting and light bars, which offers better visibility. It also is the first in the city to have a backup camera and power windows and locks.

The new engine also adds reliability for the station.  The engine it replaces had just over 200,000 miles on it.

Engineer Javier Torres, the city’s longest tenured department engineer, was on hand Monday to officially put the engine into service.  Torres has been in La Habra since June 30, 2005 when LA County took over fire protection in the city.

 

Started in 1995, the La Habra Journal is an independent community news source serving the cities of La Habra and La Habra Heights.