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NEW FIRE ENGINES UNVEILED AT PORT OF CADDO-BOSSIER

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2013

 

NEW FIRE ENGINES UNVEILED AT PORT OF CADDO-BOSSIER

New apparatus helps Shreveport Fire Department retain Class 1 Rating

Shreveport-Bossier City, La. — The Port of Caddo-Bossier entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement with the City of Shreveport to donate 50 percent of the purchase price of a new Engine and Ladder Truck Platform for Station No. 20, which was built by the Port and is located at 804 East Flournoy Lucas Road. Today, members of the Shreveport Fire Department demonstrated the Rescue and Fire Attack capabilities of these two new apparatuses, valued at approximately $1.35 million, at the Port and displayed the trucks for viewing by the Port’s Board of Commissioners, Port complex tenants, City of Shreveport Administration and Council, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.

“The longstanding and continued partnership between the City of Shreveport and The Port of Caddo-Bossier has not only made the cooperative endeavor agreement and the purchase possible, but has also improved the delivery of Fire and Emergency services to the entire community in Southeast Shreveport, and we are very thankful for that.” says Craig Mulford, Fire Chief, Shreveport Fire Department.

 There are a great number of homes and industrial buildings in the area Station No. 20 serves – most notably the multi-modal industrial complex of The Port of Caddo-Bossier. According to Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission President Erica Bryant, “The funds The Port donated to purchase the new fire engine and ladder truck are an important step to ensuring the safety of the citizens living and working in the area Fire Station #20 serves and protects. It also has been a key component for the Shreveport Fire Department’s retention of their Class 1 rating from the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana and a great way to help increase the safety of the citizens in the district Shreveport Fire Station #20 protects.”

The new fire engine has a 500-gallon water tank capacity and a 1,500-gallon per minute pump. It has a side mounted pump panel that has the ability to shorten the length of truck by four feet giving it greater maneuverability and handling. The truck also has LED Response and Scene Lighting and a urea tank to reduce diesel exhaust emissions.

The ladder truck has a 100 foot ladder with an attached platform that has dual nozzles for fire attack capable of flowing 2,000 gallons per minute. The ladder can be raised, extended or moved left or right from the turntable or the platform. It has LED Response and Scene Lighting as well as a urea tank to reduce diesel exhaust emissions.

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The 2,500-acre Port of Shreveport-Bossier is located at the head of navigation on the Red River Waterway in Northwest Louisiana. An inland multi-modal transportation and distribution center, The Port works hand in hand with the port system of Louisiana to successfully link customers throughout the Ark-La-Tex region to domestic and international markets via the Mississippi River, the nation's largest river system, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

Media Contact:
Daniel Strickland
Gremillion & Pou
318.424.2676 x320
dstrickland@gpmarkeitnginc.com