"The Lion's Den"
Station Call Letters: KEX211
Units in Quarters: Engine 6, Truck 6,Reserve Truck 6
In 1964, the sixth station was built at the corner of Primrose and North Liberty Streets. The total roster for the department now stood at 107. This station saw the only mini-pumper in service in Boise, a Dodge/Pierce Manufacturing unit. The mini-pumper remained in service until the new station on West Franklin Road was built in the late 1980's.
The current structure, located at 6933 West Franklin Road houses an engine company, a truck company, brush rig, and the second battalion chief.
|ENGINE 6 is a 2007 Spartan/Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) 1500
gpm pumper. The chassis is a Spartan Gladiator Classic series chassis with a
cab that seats four. There is additional storage for equipment in roll-up
cabinets location between the front seats and the back on the outside of the
cab. The body is built by Boise Mobile Equipment. It has a 500 gallon tank
and Hale pump. It is powered by a 400 hp Detroit diesel engine, which has
been made compliant with the new EPA standards for diesel emissions. The
lighting is packaged by Federal Signal. It was the first of four new
Spartan/BME engines to go into service in this order for four new apparatus
and the first to go into service.. Other specifications are as follows:
|TRUCK 6: A 2011 Pierce 95-foot aerial truck. |
|RESERVE TRUCK 6: 2002 Pierce built over a 1985 Mack Aerialscope. The Aerialscope is the original from the Mack, with a repaint job and new lettering. This is the first Pierce Aerialscope in the United States. Truck 6 is nicknamed "The Lion's Den", with special lettering and logo now on the bucket. The name is given due to the station being next door to Borah High School, where the Borah Lions play.|
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