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Baltimore gets 98 new apparatus units, totaling $40 million

The new additions to the fleet include rescue boats, air units, bariatric medic units, engines and medical units


Attendees check out the new equipment during an unveiling ceremony at the Woodlawn Station #3.

Photo/Baltimore County Fire Department

By Jessie Forand

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore County Fire Department has 98 new pieces of equipment in its apparatus lineup.

With a price tag of $40 million, WMAR 2 News reported the department has 16 new engines, two rescue boats, three air units, three bariatric medic units and 22 medical units. They replaced equipment that had aged out and some are already in service.

The department has responded to 97,000 EMS calls in the last year out of 134,000 total calls.

“If you think about your car going up and down the road that many times a day to and from, you would know you put a lot of wear and tear on that vehicle. So it’s important that we work on these replacement plans,” Chief Joanne Rund said.