firebuff55407 wrote:Minneapolis Engine 2 stopped by the Firefighters Hall and Museum this morning and told us that they will be getting Engine 17's old rig, the 2004 Spartan Evolution/Rosenbauer 2000/750 pumper. Engine 2's Quint will then become an additional Reserve MFD Ladder (the same fate as old Quint 20).
This will leave Engine 15 with the only remaining 2004 Spartan Evolution/Rosenbauer/AI 2000/500/100' Quint still runnng as a first-line engine company in the City of Minneapolis.
I was also told that the order for two additional Freightliner 112/Rosenbauer engines that the city added on to the original order for three and three are due sometime in June.
While we were told previously by MFD staff that Engine 2 was getting Engine 17's 2004 Spartan/Rosenbauer, yet another change in MFD plans has surfaced. Old Engine 17 was seen at the shops today lettered up for Engine 27. Apparently, the MFD will be keeping the Quints at both Engine 2 and Engine 15 until sometime after the Lowry bridge re-opens. My guess is that when Engine 1 gets one of the next two new Freightliner engines on order that Engine 2 will get Engine 1's 2004 Spartan/Rosenbauer. Don't bet on it though!