City Purchases New Fire Truck
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The City of Winfield recently addressed the need for a new fire truck by purchasing a new 2011 Pierce Custom Pumper. The modern firefighting machine has a tank capacity of 1000 Gallons and is equipped with a pump capable of pushing 1250 gallons of water per minute, if needed. The truck has a seating capacity of 6 firefighters and contains an air-conditioned cab which can be used as a rehabilitation unit in extreme weather conditions.
The truck also has a 30-gallon tank for Class A foam, plus the ability to use Class B when needed. Also included in the truck's equipment is a set of rescue tools which can be used to run calls involving extrication. The new truck replaces a 1978 Pirsch Pumper which has been in use by the city for several years.
Assistant Fire Chief Mark Loden stated, "This new truck will enable us to respond more quickly to emergency calls and be much better equipped to fight the fire when we arrive." The Winfield Fire Department has traditionally been one of the best-equipped and trained departments in the area and the addition of this new piece of equipment will certainly enhance that position.