Hello gorgeous: CCFD unveils new truck
Published 4:28 pm Monday, May 23, 2022
By Matt Cizek
With the passage of time comes the need to adapt, and for the Clark County Fire Department it starts with a brand new truck.
On Friday morning, the CCFD unveiled the newest edition to its fleet: a rescue truck manufactured by Spartan Emergency Response and bought from Johnson Emergency Vehicle Solutions in Ohio.
“Our fleet had some aging. We had a 2006 and 2007 model,” Clark County Fire Chief Steve Asbury said. “They served our community well. It was just time for an upgrade.”
Over a relatively quick four-month time period, the fire department was able to get two separate trucks ordered.
Being that they’re 2021 models, there’s much to take note of regarding the truck’s capabilities.
“Some of the features [are] a 1500 gallon pump, which means it’ll pump out 1500 gallons per minute. It has a 750-gallon water tank on it,” Asbury said. “It will be our rescue truck primarily, so it’ll have the jaws of life on the truck, extraction equipment and we have rope equipment.”
The truck will soon replace Engine 2’s vehicle at the fire station on Fulton Dr.
Asbury said that the truck will increase the department’s capabilities.
“This truck gives us a lot more rescue capability than we had before. Previously, our rescue truck was a pickup truck that pulled a trailer,” he explained.
It also comes at a timely point for the fire department.
“We’ve got this one and [the] other is coming about next year at the same time,” Asbury said. “We did a really good job, and got a really good price on the vehicles because right now fire trucks are hard to come by.”