The Hawk Point (MO) Fire Protection District recently purchased a new 2018 truck, reports lincolnnewsnow.com. The purchase was made available via the $.14 tax increase passed by residents in November.
The new apparatus fits six firefighters, has extra space for equipment, and boasts a 1,000-gallon tank. An official says that the district is planning on paying off the new truck in four and a half years.
The old truck is a second- or possibly third-hand 1998 edition. The tank also holds 1,000 gallons, but it leaks and there’s limited space for firefighters and their gear.