Valemount (Canada) VFD Welcomes Fire Apparatus

Courtesy Canadian Fire and EMS Facebook

The Valemount Volunteer Fire Department has welcomed a new fire truck, reports The Rocky Mountain Goat.

The cost of the new engine is $565,000 and the fire department has been saving for 22 years. The new unit is a 2020 Freightliner Pumper Tanker.

Features and improvements include: a 1500 gallon water tank, the truck’s foam system can be refilled from the ground, the truck features a back-up camera, better work lights, ABS brakes, automatic tire chains, hydraulic ladder storage and a hydraulic drop-tank.

The fire department plans to utilize the tanker when it can no longer be their front-line engine.

The decision to make the purchase was informed by input from the fire department’s Community Consultation Committee. 

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