Structural engine replacement plans call for:
- First due is to be under 9 years old, then moved to second due.
- Second due is a backup and is moved to a reserve engine after 15 years.
- Reserve engines are older vehicles that are under 24 years old.
Our current fleet consists of a 2014, 1997, and a 1995. The second due and reserve engines are both close to retirement age.
The Whitefish Fire Department will apply for a FEMA grant that could provide us with a Type-3 Interface Engine. If awarded the funding, our 1995 engine would be sold and the 1997 engine would become our new reserve vehicle.