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Grass 30

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Grass 30 is a 1994 Mack (Renault Built) CDF Model 9, with a 650 gallon booster tank, 500 gpm single stage pump, and class a foam capable. The Model 9 was first introduced in the early 1970s. California’s demographics had begun to change and CAL FIRE recognized its apparatus needed to change also. This was the first time engine design took into consideration more than just wildland fire suppression. The urban interface requirements, along with CAL FIRE’s growing partnerships with local governments to provide rural fire protection services, were factored in. The Model 9 was the first successful multi-purpose concept in the fleet. The West Plainfield Fire Department aquired this engine in 2015 as a temporary replacement until the Type VI's were replaced by newer apparatus. Grass 30 is due to be retired in late summer of 2019.