(Blackfalds, July 13, 2017) – Engine #3 is now in service.
Lacombe County and the Town of Blackfalds celebrated the official commissioning of the new Rescue / Pumper unit, and invited the community to get a close-up look at the new fire truck.
The state-of-the-art Rescue / Pumper unit, now known as Engine #3, was built by MaxiMetal in Quebec and arrived from Wholesale Fire & Rescue LTD. out of Calgary. The total cost of the unit was $572,344, with a $350,000 Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) grant covering the majority of it. Lacombe County and the Town of Blackfalds split the outstanding amount, each paying $87,000 for the new truck.