Village and Town of Somers

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7511 – 12th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144

 

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 197
Somers, WI 53171

 

(262) 859-2822 Tel.
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Somers unveils new engine

 
In front of about 100 residents, members of the fire department and officials, Somers Village President George Stoner and the Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson dedicated the new addition to the department: Engine 6311. The dedication took place at Somers Fire Station 1, 7511 12th St. on Nov. 17, 2019.
 

Somers Village President George Stoner addresses people gathered at the new fire engine dedication Nov. 17, 2019.  Source: Village of Somers.

 

Jefferson Fire & Safety Apparatus Sales Specialist Doug Quam hands Somers Fire Chief Carson Wilkinson the key to the new engine during a dedication ceremony at the fire station on Nov. 17, 2019.  Source: Village of Somers.

 

 

The Rosenbauer engine was pushed by hand by firefighters inside the bay.


 

Somers Firefighters push the new fire engine into the bay during the dedication ceremony Nov. 17, 2019.  Source: Village of Somers.

 

It features a 1,000-gallon tank, a 1,500 gallon per minute pump and a top mount panel. It includes a tower light to illuminate emergency scenes. All lighting is LED and eliminates the need for a separate generator on board. 
It replaces the unit at Station 1 which was over 20 years old and was taken out of service in September as it became unsafe. 
The village will pay $520,000 for it in January of 2020, included leasing for the last few months of 2019.


 

Somers Fire Department Captain Aron Strom shows trustees Jackie Nelson and Karl Otsby the new Somers Fire Engine after the dedication ceremony Nov. 17, 2019.  Source: Village of Somers.

 

The engine will carry rescue equipment including $30,000 for new self-contained breathing apparatus and $40,000 for two new extrication tools. 
It will also include hearing protection for firefighters and a two-way radio system to allow them to communicate.
The engine was funded by fees from new development and American Transmission Co.

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