DNR Surplus Engine Program

Applications are now open for fire districts 

2021 Calendar

October 1 – Application process opens for districts to apply for surplus engines.

October 31 – Application window closes and selections are made.

November 15 – DNR will begin to notify districts of the results.

DNR will surplus 10 fire engines as well as four fire decks to eligible Washington Fire Districts this year. RCW 76.04.135(4) authorizes DNR to transfer ownership of surplus DNR engines to Fire Districts in wildfire prone areas. These Districts need to have a median income level below the state average. Interested Districts can submit a request for an engine by completing the “Surplus Engine Request Form.” Requests must be received by DNR no later than October 31, 2021.

View the PowerPoint with photos and more information on each fire engine. Districts can view the engines in person October 1 through the 29 (Mon-Fri) at the DNR Compound located at 801 88th Avenue SE, Tumwater, WA. To schedule a viewing of engines, please contact Nick Cronquist DNR Fire District Assistance at 360-480-2700. 

DNR will consider the following when prioritizing applications for engines:

  • Wildfire Prone Area
  • Mutual aid response agreements with DNR
  • Volunteer firefighter membership           
  • District Budget
  • Average Annual Wildfire Responses
  • Districts that have not received an engine in the last 3 years are first priority. *Decks are excluded*
  • Additional criteria may also be utilized

Requests must be received no later than October 31, 2021 and DNR will begin to notify districts of the results as soon as November 15, 2021.

NOTE: All surplus fire engines are offered “AS IS.” DNR makes no warranty of condition or operability. Fire districts are encouraged to complete their own due diligence to determine vehicle condition and operability, including tanks, pumps, and other vehicle accessories during the application window.

Questions regarding the transfer process should be directed to DNR Fire District Assistance at 360-902-1300.