On February 17th, 2004 the department placed a new engine into service as Engine 178.  This new piece of apparatus is unique because it is the first truck in the department's history to have an automated ladder/pike pole rack.  With the push of a button, firefighters can have access to a ladder and pike poles without manually pulling them down from the truck.  Here are some stats on the 2003 Pierce Dash:

Seats 6
A 10" Raised Roof
Pierce Tak 4 Independent Front Suspension
Dover Roll up Doors
Ramco Mirrors
Vertical Exhaust Pipe
Chrome Rims
Automated Ladder Rack
Federal Signal Q2B and Electronic Sirens
Roto-Ray Light
Side View
Hose Fitting
Operating at 1 of Its First Fires
Equipment Rack Controls
Equipment Rack
2003 Pierce Dash Pumper