Kamloops Fire Rescue is going green.
The fire department has added a new fire engine to its fleet, the first equipped with anti-idling technology.
“The normal practice is in order to keep the lights and radios and other electronics functioning, the engine will idle continuously with its main engine,” KFR Chief Mike Adams said.
“This [truck] has an alternate power source, so the main engine can be shut down, thus reducing emissions, wear and tear on the vehicle and fuel consumption.”
The fire engine is the first of what will one day be an entire fleet equipped with the technology as KFR replaces its vehicles over time.
The new engine is currently in service at KFR’s Singh Street station in Brocklehurst.
KFR also recently added its first electric vehicle, which is being used by fire-prevention staff, Adams said.