New Neighborhood Voice
October 3, 2004
San Jose Fire Department Station 2
The Empire Engine Company
Engine Company 2 ready to roll, (l. to r.)
Brush Patrol 2, Engine 2 and Water Tender 2.
This is the Empire Engine Company led by Captain Jose Guerrero on Shift C.
Brush Patrol 2 is a red Ford/Westate
vehicle. It carries
260 gallons of water and 200 feet of hose. Note the
short wheelbase and high clearance - just the kind
of vehicle needed to fight wildfires in this area.
Water Tender 2 is just plain big - built on
Harvester Paystar 5000 chassis to carry 8 tons of water.
Note that it has "WT-2" painted on the side - there's no replacement for
this vehicle. Engine 2 has replaceable
designations because it is a "standard" configuration and
can be replaced by another engine when it is in the shop.
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Station 2. We looked at Engine 2 last month - click
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Copyrightę 2004 by Judy Thompson. All rights reserved.