BRFD unveils 5 new fire trucks

Baton Rouge Fire Department
Baton Rouge Fire Department(Source: BRFD)
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 12:25 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department showed off five new trucks during a ceremony on Thursday, March 16.

BRFD said the trucks will go to the following fire stations:

  • Fire Station 1 at 3024 Florida Boulevard
  • Fire Station 2 at 3333 Choctaw Drive
  • Fire Station 3 at 3142 Evangeline Street
  • Fire Station 12 at 555 Government Street
  • Fire Station 13 at 835 Sharp Road

“I dedicated funding from the American Rescue Plan to address pressing needs in public safety and infrastructure in East Baton Rouge Parish,” said Mayor Sharon Weston Broome. “The purchase of this critical equipment will help our Class 1 Baton Rouge Fire Department serve the citizens of our city at moment’s notice.”

Officials said the trucks cost more than $2.9 million. They added 230 new lighter-weight air packs with improved safety measures were also purchased.

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