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Fire Department Christens New 5-Function Quint at East Knoxville Fire Station 
Mayor Madeline Rogero (left), Fire Chief Stan Sharp (right), firefighters and Councilman Finbarr Saunders unveil new 5-function quint at Fire Station No. 4, 2300 Linden Ave.
Mayor Madeline Rogero (left), Fire Chief Stan Sharp (right), firefighters and Councilman Finbarr Saunders unveil new 5-function quint at Fire Station No. 4, 2300 Linden Ave.


The Knoxville Fire Department this morning unveiled a new state-of-the-art piece of firefighting equipment at its new home, Fire Station No. 4, 2300 Linden Ave.

This amazing rig is called a quint, because it handles the work load of multiple vehicles and boasts five features: an aerial ladder, a 400-gallon booster tank, a fire pump, ground ladders and attack lines.

It cost almost $800,000 and took a year to assemble in Minnesota, but it’s a welcome addition that will help KFD enhance its protection of East Knoxville neighborhoods.

Today's unveiling also included a century-old firefighter tradition of an older truck christening the newer equipment by spraying it down.

Great to have the versatile new quint rolling on calls!

Firefighters christen the new quint, following a time-honored firefighter tradition.






















Firefighters christen the new quint, following a time-honored fire hall tradition.

KFD's new quint started service a week ago out of Station No. 4.






































KFD's new quint started service a week ago out of Station No. 4.




Posted by evreeland On 16 September, 2015 at 12:15 PM