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New Fire Engines in Montgomery County, Maryland

New Fire Engines in Montgomery County, Maryland


Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services in Maryland recently got a total of 24 new fire engines that are in the process of making their way into service. 

Some new features include shorter engines in overall length, width, and height which will help navigate through congested and tight streets. Officials say they are also lower to the ground so the fire hose is more accessible.

Chief Goldstein says each new fire engine costs about $850,000.

“The Apparatus Replacement Plan has been in the Capital Improvement Program since FY 16, and that calls for- on an average normal year – five new engines, 10 new EMS units, two new ladder trucks…a certain amount of rigs- about a $9 million purchase each year, so this batch of 24 rigs gets us up to date with that,” added Chief Goldstein.

While some fire stations recently got their new engines, officials say the rest will gradually be placed within the next couple of weeks.



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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • January 16 2020 06:27PM


I was walking my dog yesterday in the neighborhood and a fire truck and an ambulance with sirens blasting pulled up to a house where I was walking. I think it was an older truck but now I know to watch for them

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 2 months ago

Good morning, Roy Kelley I like to see new life saving equipment in place ..... budgets are tight, but fire trucks are life saving.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 2 months ago

Good morning Roy. Proper fiscal planning by government! A rarity indeed! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 2 months ago

Good morning, Roy... I am always gob-smacked by what these fire engines cost.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 2 months ago

Hello Roy - replacing fire trucks and other equipment is a costly but important process.  Good for Montgomery County and here's to good plans wherever they occur.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 2 months ago

Roy, Although I never thought about the cost of what a fire engine may cost, with all the safety equipment on board I'm not surprised.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 2 months ago


What a beautiful sight, and I had no idea that those fire engines cost so much.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 2 months ago

Getting the necessary equipment is always a challenge but it appears that the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services figured it out and got their first responders what they needed. Kudos to them.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 2 months ago

24 new fire engines will hopefully make for an even more efficient fire department in Montgomery County, Roy.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 2 months ago

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 2 months ago