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By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

'The Swiss Army knife of engines'

Cheney’s new main fire attack engine is state of the art

 

September 12, 2019

Cheney’s Fire Department debuted their new main attack engine last Friday afternoon in the Yoke’s Fresh Market parking lot. To hear Fire Chief Tom Jenkins describe it, the only thing the $800,000 vehicle can’t do is cook dinner.

“It’s like the Swiss Army knife of fire trucks,” Jenkins said of the new engine, which officially replaced the department’s 32-year-old No. 1 engine Saturday morning, Sept. 7.

The roll out at Yoke’s was not only to show off the new engine, but also to thank voters for approving a levy lid lift in 2015 to fund Cheney police and fire services. Some of...



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