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Rural Fire Board purchases new pumper truck

New pumper truck delivered to the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department on Feb. 1.
New pumper truck delivered to the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department on Feb. 1.
Petersburg Rural Fire District #2 Board recently purchased a new 2017 Freightliner diesel automatic transmission pumper truck, which was delivered Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Tank capacity is 1,250 gallons. PSI capacity is 150, with a 1,260 gallon-per-minute pump, 1,250 gallons at open discharge. Cost was $244,800, and it replaces the 1999 pumper truck which will be repurposed within the department.
The new truck will be used for structure fires. It is equipped with a foam injector used to control solvent fires, and has a hydraulic ladder rack.
According to Fire Chief Baumgartner, the department plans to equip the truck with approximately $25,000 worth of needed equipment using funds from donations and the annual dance.
He added, “This unit is a great and a needed improvement to the department and the community. The department and community are greatly appreciative of the rural board’s effort.”