The Gypsum Fire Protection District has secured a Spartan S-180 fire engine, reports Vail Daily.
The existing engine will now become a vital reserve truck, to be based in Dotsero, which will bring the Gypsum Fire Protection District closer to some of its neighbors.
Due to COVID-19, the district will livestream a public ceremony instead of inviting the community to visit.
The district also shared that they have been selected for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) totaling $1 million dollars. In a press release, they shared, “That money will be shared with our neighboring partners, the Colorado River Fire Rescue, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, and the Grand Valley Fire Protection District, and used to purchase critical Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) equipment, assuring our compliance with the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), and helping to maintain the safety of our firefighters by providing breathable air, particularly in highly toxic environments, making us even more efficient in protecting our community.”