December 7, 2020
Heartland Fire & Rescue accepted delivery of a new Type III Wildland Fire Engine from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). This engine will be stationed in El Cajon and used to provide mutual aid throughout the region.
Brush Engines are pumper units that are specially adapted to fire fighting in rough (wildland) terrain. This engine is designed for off-road use where access is a problem. Because fire hydrants are few or non-existent in back country areas, this particular brush rig carries approximately 500 gallons of water.