Murrieta Fire & Rescue secures new firefighting water tender thanks to Measure T funds

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Murrieta Fire & Rescue’s new water tender will be housed at Murrieta Fire Station 2, located on California Oaks Road, which is centrally located for citywide responses. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MURRIETA – Murrieta Fire & Rescue took delivery in October 2021 of a new water tender, increasing firefighting capabilities during local wildfires and remote structure fires. The new tactical water tender is a mobile water source for fighting fires. Since arriving in Murrieta, the department has outfitted the new apparatus with the tools, equipment, communications gear and electronics necessary for the new water tender to be fully operational. In-service training for all fire suppression personnel, a critical element to put the equipment into service, has been completed, and in late December, the new apparatus officially went into service. Built by Boise Mobile Equipment in Boise, Idaho, the new water tender replaces a 2004 model and includes a foam system, drafting capability and
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