Rosenbauer Concept Fire Truck finds its home in L.A. as America’s first electric fire truck

Last month, we covered how the Rosenbauer Concept Fire Truck, an electric fire engine with a diesel back-up generator, is getting close to finding homes around the globe. It was on the verge of being picked up by a fire department in the San Francisco area, but the purchase fell through at the last minute. But California will still get one of these CFTs, as the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) agreed to buy one. That will make it the very first fire department in the United States to have an electric fire truck.

The department announced the purchase earlier this week. The rig will have a few custom changes from the original concept, though most weren’t specifically identified by the department.