Cactus, TX—A brand new 2015 International 4-Door Pumper fire truck has been delivered to the Cactus Volunteer Fire Department. The new apparatus replaces an older 1987 pump truck that was due for replacement. “It’s got a little bit of wear and tear on it,” said long time volunteer firefighter Cleo Castro.
“I’ve got great members on council who realize we’re growing as a city and the push for the new fire truck and equipment was a main factor,” said Cactus City Manager, Aldo Gallegos.
The new truck cost $300,000. “The funding that came for the new fire truck is completely city funded, which is great news for a town of 3,200-3,500 people,” said Gallegos.
Gallegos says the city was able to fund the truck without increasing taxes or utility charges for its citizens.
“It’s great news that the city was able to purchase it out right,” said Gallegos.
The city also remodeled the fire station.
“With the remodel of the fire department, they have a small training area now, his and her bathrooms, and they’ve gotten new SCBA equipment. So, we’re moving in the position where our fire department should be and we’re very excited about that,” said Gallegos.
Even though the fire department is doing well, they are still in need of other new equipment for their volunteers.
For more details, see http://www.newschannel10.com/story/26797048/cactus-fire-department-adds-new-fire-truck.