Engine 42 is the primary wildland fire engine for Kings Canyon National Park. The crew lives and works out of Grant Grove, in the shade of giant sequoia trees. Engine 42 supports emergency response and land management efforts in the national parks, the state of California, and the United States of America, while embodying the wildland fire leadership values of duty, respect, and integrity.
When not engaged in wildland fire activities, the crew works with other divisions within the parks, helping to educate the public, assisting roads and maintenance, and training alongside law enforcement for search and rescue operations. This develops camaraderie, part of what makes living and working in Grant Grove special.
For more information about Kings Canyon National Park Engine 42, please contact us via e-mail.
NWCG Type 6
BME 126 Light Engine
Chassis: Ford Motor Company 2007 F550 4x4
Motor: International 6.0 Diesel Power stroke
Transmission: New Process Gear Model 271F 5 Speed
Main Pump: Darley
Main Pump Rated Flow: 50 GPM @ 300 PSI
Tank Capacity: 280 Gallons
Last updated: November 25, 2023