KILLEEN (April 5, 2013)--The Killeen Fire Department recently replaced three fire trucks that were each close to fifteen years old.
Killeen Fire Chief J.D. Gardner said engines 3, 5, and 7 were replaced within the last month and the new engines are now in service.
Two of the new engines were sent to structure fires within 24 hours of being put into service.
The engines replaced three older models that Gardner said were in service for more than a decade.
"They were older trucks and the maintenance costs were becoming a bigger issue than they were worth," Gardner said.
The Killeen City Council approved the purchase of the new engines in 2011.
Each engine cost $805,000.