It's out with the old and in with the new in 2011 for the Newport Beach Fire Department.
The department recently put two new Pierce fire engines into frontline service, replacing two older models that had been at work for about 10 years.
The new rigs have cleaner-burning diesel engines with lower emissions and a third more storage capacity for firefighter equipment.
Each engine cost $480,000 before taxes, officials said.
The acquisition will push the current engines at the Lido and Fashion Island fire stations into reserve. Existing reserves will be phased out and auctioned.