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CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Fire Department gave its newest piece of equipment a welcome on June 23.
The type three engine will improve the department's response to wildland fires. The engines are equipped with 4-wheel drive, so it makes driving over rough terrain much easier.
It was put into service after its "push-in" ceremony, which was attended by on-duty crews and other dignitaries, like Mayor Ann Schwab.
The ceremony involves washing, hand drying and pushing the piecing of equipment into its garage as it awaits its first call for service.