(04/05/2001)
By Bob Weaver

Arnoldsburg Volunteer Fire Department has received their new fire truck. It is expected to be placed in service this month, according to Fire Chief Bill Jones. The new pumper has its' control panel behind the cab. "It is a great vantage point for the fire scene," said fireman Fred Waybright. It also represents a giant leap in technology from manual to electronic systems.

Pump controls behind cab

1250 gallon per minute pumper with 1000 gallon water tank

Fred Waybright demonstrates electronic controls

"The pre-connected lines are already preset and can be activated quickly," said Waybright. The truck utilizes a 1250 gallon-per-minute pump and carries 1000 gallon of water for rural fire fighting. "It should get up the side roads pretty easy," said Waybright.

The new pumper cost slightly more than $100,000, not including "a lot of interest."

Chief Jones said it is the first new truck owned by the department. "We are grateful for the support the community has given us," he said. "We really try and do a good job for them."


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