The Union Fire Protection District recently accepted delivery of a 2014 Pierce Fire Truck. The pumper carries 1000 gallons of water, has a 1500 GPM pump, and carries a compliment of ladders, hose, hand tools, and vehicle extrication tools. The 2014 model has a high angle of approach and is the first fire truck owned by the Fire District to come standard with cab side and frontal occupant protection.
The Fire District's Truck Committee did an excellent job on developing the specifications needed to build the pumper and follow the progress of the build through to acceptance. The specification was for a very basic truck; a foam system capable of delivering either class A or class B foam was the only enhanced item added. This system should allow more flexibility in making a foam choice.
The 2014 model was purchased from Schumacher Fire Equipment of Washington, MO and replaces a 1988 pumper truck.
Fire Chief Russ Hamilton