City Council Approves Purchase of New Fire Engine

Will be Housed at Fire Station #12 on Rand Morgan Road in District 1

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council approved the purchase of one replacement fire engine for the Corpus Christi Fire Department (CCFD) for a total of $873,727, with funding available from the FY 2022 General Fund.

The new engine will be housed at Fire Station #12 on Rand Morgan Road in Council District 1 and includes:

  • Compressed Air Foam System
  • Front and Side Air Bags
  • Side Roll Protection
  • 1250 GPM Water Pumper
  • 500-Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Equipped for both Fire and EMS calls.

The new fire engine replaces a 2009 model that will now be on reserve and housed at the CCFD’s new Fire Department Resource Center located on Ayers Street.

“Our Corpus Christi Fire Department will have the equipment they need,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo. “As fire departments throughout Texas rush to contain wildfires, trust that the Corpus Christi City Council will provide our firefighters with the very best tools to keep residents and firefighters safe.”

The number of CCFD vehicles now in service includes:

  • 5 Ladder Trucks
  • 15 Engine Trucks
  • 1 Rescue Truck
  • 1 Hazardous Materials Vehicle

For more information, media representatives can contact Senior Public Information Officer Amy Gazin at 361-826-1655 or email at amyg2@cctexas.com