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