The Hamden Volunteer Fire Department has received a new fire truck after years of fundraising, reports Vinton Jackson Courier.
The fire department posted to Facebook, “Tonight the members of Hamden Fire Department took delivery of a brand new 2020 Rosenbauer Timberwolf. I would like to thank all the members of the department for their hard work and dedication. This truck is being purchased with fund raised by a weekly bingo and other fundraising opportunities for a total amount of $415,000.00. No tax money’s are being used to pay for this. This truck will replace a 1997 Smeal and will respond to car accidents, vehicle fires, and rubbish fires along with other incidents that require additional equipment. It is an honor and a privilege to lead an extraordinary group of people. Please join me in congratulating them on this achievement.”
The department also plans to sell the 1997 Smeal truck that the Timberwolf replaced.