The Breckenridge (MN) Volunteer Fire Department acquired a fire truck—a former military vehicle—in August, and officials say it’s already seen—and performed well in—action, reports wahpetondailynews.com.
The new apparatus, which replaces a 1986 model, has all-wheel drive can travel almost anywhere in the eight townships of Wilkin County the department serves, the report says. It’s already been in use at a brush fire at the city dump, and performed very well, officials say.
The total cost was around $130,000, the report says, and the former apparatus was sold to a construction company.
The new truck has increased water capacity and can pump water and drive at the same time. In addition, it has scene lighting on the back.
The department first purchased the truck cab then had the back features built on. Officials say it was funded through the department’s truck fund, which is supported by the townships they serve.