SOURCE: The Holyoke Enterprise
The Holyoke (CO) Volunteer Fire Department recently took delivery of a new rural unit to replace a 1989 rig.
The new truck was made possible by a mill levy increase by voters in November 2017. Four truck committee members traveled to the manufacturer in August 2018 and September 30, 2019 for final inspection.
The rig has four-wheel drive and a Cummins 350-hp engine. It has a 750-gallon water tank and a 1,000-gpm pump. It has a four-door cab and chassis, allowing four personnel to ride in it, vs. its 1989 apparatus, which only had a two-person cab.
It also has a front bumper nozzle and pump-and-roll ability. Its deck gun can flow 1,000 gpm. It also featuers a Command Light light tower.
The 1989 truck will remain in the department as a reserve rig.