Casper City WY Approves Fire Apparatus Purchase

Casper City Council (WY) approved $140,000 matching grant for the Casper Mountain Fire District to purchase a specialized fire truck.

The resolution was approved by a near-unanimous 8-1 margin.

Mayor Kenyne Schlager voted in favor of the grant. She says last September’s Sheep Herder Hill Fire — and witnessing the fire’s community-wide impact — played a role in her decision.

Ward III councilman Paul Bertoglio cast the lone “no” vote. He says he voted against the resolution in part because he believes the new fire truck will be more beneficial for the county and not the city.

Bertoglio also questions whether the fire truck will be capable of suitably fighting fires atop Casper Mountain.

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