A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF
The Cathedral City Fire Department just added this 1999 Peirce Water Tender to its fleet of fire apparatus at the beginning of this year.
Earlier last year, the Fire Chiefs from Palm Springs and Cathedral City worked out a plan which would enhance fire protection to both agencies. Palm Springs Fire Department had owned and operated this wonderful piece of equipment for 20 plus years. The fact that the water tender has been so well maintained and protected, made it a perfect fit for Cathedral City’s fleet. Palm Springs Fire Department replaced their water tender with a brand new one and allowed the old one to be reassigned to CCFD.
This new piece of equipment will allow our firefighters to respond to the freeway or railway with nearly 2,000 gallons of water to fight fires. Before the tender, CCFD fire engines, which carry only 500 gallons of water, would have to make four trips to a fire hydrant for every one trip we'll make with the water tender. This will help our firefighters better fight remote fires that are not near a fire hydrant, which is sometimes as far as five miles away.