Springwater Township / December 7, 2016 – Springwater Fire & Emergency Services has taken delivery of its new 2016 pumper/rescue fire truck. The new truck is essential to providing fire protection services to the current and future population in Springwater.
The new pumper/rescue truck has a Freightliner cab and chassis, and a Hale pump, which can pump 1,050 imperial gallons of water per minute. The pump is set-up to operate efficiently from both pressurized (i.e. fire hydrants) or non-pressurized water sources (i.e. ponds). As a result, the truck will be effective in both urban and rural areas throughout the Township of Springwater.
The new truck was budgeted for in the 2016 Capital Plan and is outfitted with the latest technologies in both public and firefighter safety. It carries an on-board foam system, state-of-the-art extrication equipment, thermal imaging camera, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and a light tower for increased on-scene safety.
“This new apparatus will assist us in maintaining an excellent level of service to our growing community,” says Ian Gavet, Director of Fire & Emergency Services. “On behalf of a grateful department, I thank the Mayor and Council for supporting this important initiative.”
The new truck carries five (5) firefighters and will be assigned to Station 2 in Midhurst. The existing pumper at Station 2 will be re-assigned to Station 4 in Hillsdale. The older pumper at Station 4 will then be reassigned to Station 2, as a backup Pumper.
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