Hanford Celebrates New Fire Truck
The Hanford Fire Department celebrated a new fire truck to the fleet, with officials from the Department of Energy on Thursday.
The 75-foot ladder truck, featuring numerous enhancements, will be in service for multiple decades, as it replaces a 25-year old truck.
Hanford Fire Chief Norb Kuhman said, "The 10-year vision is to shrink down the central plateau. Part of the vision of the Hanford site is to consolidate the fire protections forces to respond out of 2 primary fire stations. Today, we operate out of 3 stations. The vision will be 2 large stations. We'll equally distribute our equipment and personnel to those stations and be able to respond wherever the need is."