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Firefighters christen new truck

 On Friday, Jan. 17, Brighton Fire Rescue carried on a longheld fire service tradition of wetting down new fire apparatus for luck.



The fire department placed in service a 2013 engine built by Boise Mobile Equipment at a cost of $480,000 that will be responding as Engine 52 out of the Firehouse Lane station and a refurbished 2003 ladder truck.

The 10-year-old ladder truck that was due to be retired in 2018 was completely rebuilt and modernized at a cost of $280,000. Its life expectancy was increased to 10 years.

The truck will be housed in the department’s East 120th Avenue station as Truck 53. The cost of a new ladder truck would have exceeded $1 million.