Mar 14, 2012 6:46 PM by Greg Boyce

New fire truck for Pueblo County

The Pueblo Rural Fire Department has a new fire truck.  It cost $165,000.

The truck has a dual purpose--it can be used for decontamination or fighting fires.

"Through good stewardship and great partnerships we have been able to make certain that those resources that protect citizens from the unlikely are available, not only during an "if--when" situation but also a "here--now" reality," said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor.  "This truck is the perfect demonstration of that dual purpose. A decon tow vehicle that brings with it a water supply to handle the decontamination needs if and when a mustard incident occurs all wrapped up in a brush fire suppression vehicle for the fires that are an everyday reality in the dry climate of Pueblo. It is a common sense approach to the needs of this community and we thank FEMA for seeing that."




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