District 1 (MS), Looxahoma Approved for New $330k Pumpers

Two Tate County (MS) volunteer fire departments, District 1 and Looxahoma, have been approved by the Board of Supervisors to order new pumper trucks, with expected delivery by the end of 2022, reports taterecord.com.

Officials say the replacement plan is Round 13 and 14 of the Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program, and the county receives a $90,000 rebate on each truck it orders. They’re finalizing the necessary forms before they’re sent to the state fire marshal for approval.

The new pumper trucks have an estimated price tag of $330,000 each, the report says.

If awarded, the department can use either a cap loan or pay for the trucks in cash, the report says. The former, set up to be paid off in 10 years, is what the department will likely do, officials say.

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