Lorenzo (TX) VFD Renovates Military Truck into Fire Apparatus

Courtesy of Fire Department Facebook

Lorenzo Volunteer Fire Department’s new truck is a renovation of an old Stewart Stevenson military truck, reports Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

The fire department posted to Facebook, “The Lorenzo Volunteer Fire Department accepted a $16,300 grant through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program to help convert an excess military Stewart Stevenson truck into a firefighting vehicle.”

The main purpose will be for wildland firefighting since it has a slip-on unit with a 500-gallon water tank and foam capability. The truck is also equipped to help with flash foods.

About 70 percent of Texas fire services are done by volunteer fire departments, making the truck a big help.

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