In association with the Earth Volunteer Fire Department, the Texas A&M Forest Service has converted a former U.S. Army heavy-duty truck into a firetruck.
It took four months of work to convert the 1994 5-ton transport truck into a working firetruck.
Restoration work on the BMY M923A2 Military Cargo truck including replacing the soft top cab, sand blasting and painting the truck, adding a 1,650-gallon poly tank and a water cannon that will deliver 250 gallons of water per minute, according to the TAMU Forest Service.
“Over 60 percent of our territory is grass land and sandy hills,” said Earth VFD Fire Chief Mathew Goe. “A conventional truck would get stuck in this type of terrain but the six-wheel drive is perfect for getting out to the wildland fires.”
The vehicle was provided to the Earth VFD through the Department of Defense Firefighter Property Program administered by Texas A&M Forest Service.
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