The Civic Courier

City Council Meeting Recap-CORRECTION!
January 16, 2024 | City Council Meeting
CORRECTION: Whoops...did we say we only received $1 from the state for a new fire engine? It's actually $1 million. Makes a bit more sense now, right? Apologies!
Ceremonial check presentation for new fire engine at Station 1
Council Authorizes Purchase of New Fire Engine Using State Funds Secured by Senator Melissa Hurtado

Council Members gave Hanford City Manager Mario Cifuentez authorization to purchase a new Pierce fire engine from Golden State Fire Apparatus. This follows the announcement that the City will receive $1 million in state funding for a new fire engine and training tower. State Senator Melissa Hurtado helped secure the funds and celebrated the good news with a ceremonial check presentation at Fire Station 1 last week.

This is the second new fire engine the City is purchasing. City Council approved the purchase of another Pierce engine last July. It will take some time for them to arrive (46-49 months), but once they hit the streets, they’ll transport firefighters faster and safer to incidents. They will also be able to move two current engines into reserve status, replacing reserve engines that have far exceeded their usefulness.
Hanford firefighters are already familiar with and train on Pierce engines, and the City's Fleet Division is also trained to repair Pierce apparatus, including motors, transmissions, and pumps.
Left to right: Vice Mayor Mark Kairis, Battalion Chief Moses Neal, Battalion Chief Matthew Rowe
Members of the Hanford Fire Department