The Cuerpo de Bomberos purchased 10 new pumper trucks. Five are for fighting forest fires, and five are for structural blazes.
The Freightliner brand trucks can pump 1,250 gallons a minute and carry 1,000 gallons of water and 400 liters of foam, said the agency.
Getting the trucks will be Tres Ríos, Santo Domingo, Belén, Santa Ana and San José. Forest units will be placed in Turrialba, Santa Cruz, Parrita, Atenas and San Pedro Poás.
The money for the purchase came from taxes on electricity and insurance.