DCFD adding two new custom pumper trucks to fleet

August 16, 2022 | 12:08 am

Updated August 16, 2022 | 12:19 am

The Daviess County Fire Department is adding two new pumpers trucks to their fleet in the coming weeks. They debuted then twin trucks Monday morning at the DCFD Airport station.

Department officials said they responded to more than 4,100 calls over the last year and are hoping the new Spartan custom engines will help. The new trucks are capable of flowing 1,250 of water gallons per minute.

DCFD Fire Chief Jeremy Smith said one truck will remain at the Airport station and while the other will be at the East Station on KY 54.

Smith said those locations will ensure the two newest will be on either side of the county, also allowing the staff to become familiar with the trucks.

“These trucks are identical. There is no difference in them. There’ll be set up the same down to every piece of equipment. If you work at the Airport station and you’re called to work at the east the next day you won’t have to guess where a piece of equipment is on that truck,” Smith said.

The trucks altogether cost just over a million dollars.

Smith said that the trucks will be upgrades compared to their current fleet.

They have 16 more inches of cabin space, ladders sit in the center of the tank, and they allow more space for paramedic equipment.

“The fire service is constantly changing. We carry bulletproof vests on here now and we have so much equipment now,” he said.

The Fire Department will send its existing pumper trucks to volunteer stations in the county.

August 16, 2022 | 12:08 am

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