Fire

The Department maintains one station, built in 1998, at 120 Commercio Street, seconds away from U.S. Highway 27, and has four first-run engines, the newest delivered December 20, 2004. "Engine 8" replaced a 25-year-old truck. It is a combination pumper/rescue truck with a 1,000 gallon water tank and a 1,268 GPM pump. Among its many features are two high pressure hose reels for the "Jaws of Life," and a 5,000 watt generator for running lights, tools, and smoke ejectors. Ladders are mounted on an electric rack which can be lowered within reach from the ground. It is the first truck out for responding to car accidents and rescues, and the second truck out for structure fires.

The Department also has one brush truck that is generally used to help the smaller fire departments in the rural Pioneer and Montura areas outside the city limits. A sedan and one van complete the fire department's fleet.

The firemen receive extensive training that includes Fire Fighting, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Medical Training (EMT), First Responder, and Extraction.

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