According to a report from WTHI, on Monday, the Brazil (IN) Fire Department (BFD) took delivery of its first new fire truck in 20 years: a Pierce pumper that will go out on every call for service.
BFD Chief Jake Bennett said that since the older truck was built, new safety equipment has been added, such as a backup camera. He continued that the financing for the vehicle has been four years in the making.
Mayor Brian Wyndham and the city council ended up floating a bond issue to finance the new truck, which cost the city $530,000.
The BFD also has a 1996 ladder truck, but it does not respond to every call for service and does not have the wear and tear on the pumper that was replaced.