Okeene Fire Department Purchases New Rescue Truck

Okeene Fire Department showcased their new truck for The Okeene Record, Monday, May 6. The truck was purchased using the Blaine County sales tax that was voted in by the people in 2013. The tax increase that was approved at that time was a 1/4 cent, 10-year tax. The tax was split evenly between the nine fire departments that are in Blaine County. This means, out of every $100 spent, each department gets 2.78 cents.

The new truck is a Ford F-550 crew cab 4x4. It replaces a used, 20-year-old ambulance that OFD used to haul their equipment. The new truck allows OFD to transport all their rescue equipment in one single vehicle. The truck has four LED flood lights that will provide better lighting for emergencies at night. Additionally, the new truck utilizes a compressor air foam system that blends soap, air and water to make a thick, rich foam. Other features include wireless communication systems, SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) air pacts in the seats, a front mounted water cannon, lifting poles with a capacity of 8000 pounds and a refill station to refill SCBA bottles on site of emergencies.

 

 

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