The Byram Fire Department continues to grow with the acquisition of new extrication equipment and plans for two new fire stations. And in the fall, they will have another pumper truck.
The new truck comes from the Clinton Fire Department, which is selling it for $15,000. The 1993 E-One fire truck will be the second in Byram’s fleet.
Byram Fire Chief Marshall Robinson said the city set aside $40,000 to buy the truck and necessary equipment. The city also applied for a grant to fund two more pumper trucks.
The 1993 E-One truck holds 500 gallons of water, which doubles the capacity of the department’s new Quick Attack truck.
Byram’s lone pumper truck has been used for medical emergencies, a few grass fires and the hydraulic tools purchased with the Quick Attack truck have freed accident victims.
The main central station is scheduled to open May 2013, costing between $2 million and $2.5 million. The second station is expected to open in the fall of 2013.
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