Fire Chief Steve Russell said the new 2016 Spartan pumper with a six-man cab was financed mostly with a FEMA grant of $334,000.
The remainder came from the department’s general budget. It replaces a truck that was 27 years old. He said the new one should provide service to the department for the next 20-25 years.
The Spartan was built in North Dakota and purchased from Anchor-Richie of Taylorsville. Russell said the grant process took about 15 months from application to delivery.
The truck can feed hoses or do water shuttles for quick dumps, with the ability to haul 1,000 gallons of water and pump at the rate of 1,250 gallons per minute.
Level Cross has three large trucks including two engines, a rescue squad truck, a pickup truck and a Tahoe.
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