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.