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Fairacres puts new brush fire apparatus into service

July 13 -- The Fairacres Volunteer Fire Department put Brush-1201 into service on July 10, 2007.  The unit replaces an older brush truck that was reassigned to utility functions. The unit will be used to fight brush fires that occur in the districts rural areas and along the Rio Grande River.

The apparatus is equipped with a fire pump, 300 gallon water tank, portable foam system, and wildland firefighting tools. In addition to these firefighting capabilities the unit is equipped with both basic and intermediate life support medical supplies and an automated external defibrillator (AED).

On its first week of service Brush-1201 fought a large brush fire that consumed 20 acres. Crews reported that the truck worked great!

The unit was purchased with grant money and assembled in-house by members of the Fairacres Fire Department.
 

 
2007 | Fairacres-Picacho Volunteer Fire Department