New Fire Engines
In January of 2014, a committee of Firefighters and Fire Officers was formed to begin planning for the design of two new fire engines for the Aurora Fire District. The plan was to replace two old fire engines that have served our community for 30 years. The committee of eight members worked many evenings and had dozens of meetings to discuss the needs of our volunteers and the needs of our community in order to build the right engine.
Please take a look at the photos below to see the build process and read the descriptions explaining each photo. You can click on the photo gallery to make the photos larger.
Front of the cab only. This picture was when the cab was built, and ready to be put together with the box.
Drivers Side of the cab before it was put together with the box.
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Status & Updates / Timeline
April 1, 2016
Fire Engines were built and had a final inspection completed by our Fire Chief and Operations Chief.
April 10, 2016
Fire Engines arrived in Aurora and planning for equipment location and mounting has begun.
April 11, 2016
Fire Engines were taken to True North in Hillsboro, OR for Servicing and detailed.
May 5 & 6, 2016
Fire Engine was taken to the Portland Expo Center for the NW Fire Expo Show.
May 9, 2016
Firefighters began driver training for new fire engines.
May 27, 2016
Firefighters completed phase 1 of their pump training and are continuing to train on the pump controls and driving.
Firefighters completed a driver cone course with the new engines to qualify them to drive the units for emergencies. This course meets and exceeds State of Oregon requirements for certified Fire Driver/Operators.
July 26, 2016
New Fire Engines went into full active service as front line Fire Engines. They will respond to all types of emergencies in the Aurora Fire District and surrounding areas. Engine 905 will respond from the Aurora Station and Engine 925 will respond from the Donald Station.