Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) The Marshfield Fire & Rescue Department’s newest engine made its first call on Friday morning, Dec. 6.
Engine 3 was constructed by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton and replaced an older engine dating to the mid-1980s. After arriving in Marshfield in October, the engine was outfitted with the necessary equipment and put into service on Thursday.
Its first call ended up being a false alarm. A fire alarm was accidentally triggered by students moving chairs at the Marshfield High School.
While the new engine hasn’t seen any fires yet, Deputy Chief Jon Lucareli said it operated smoothly on its first run. Engine 3 now serves as the frontline engine, which means it’s first in line when leaving the station. It also functions as the most active engine on scene and the main source of water for firefighters.