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LAFD To Buy First Electric Engine In North America


After taking the world’s first fully electric fire truck for a spin two months ago, the Los Angeles Fire Department said Monday it will buy one of its own.

That will make LAFD the first fire agency in North America and third in the world to have an electric engine in its fleet, according to Chief Ralph Terrazas.

“The electric fire engine is an innovative tool that will help reduce noise and harmful diesel emissions while providing a flexible tool for firefighting and rescue operations from a technologically advanced platform,” Terrazas said in a statement.

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