Livingston Parish Fire Protection District Four has taken delivery on three new pumper trucks and a new rescue vehicle. The department purchased the vehicles as a budgeted expense through its capital outlay program.
The three pumper trucks are designed to the industry’s highest standards. Each has a pumping capacity of 1500 gallons per minute and is equipped with one-thousand-gallon storage tanks. Other features include front-mounted wenches and improved lighting for additional safety. The rescue vehicle will be used to transport additional equipment for fighting structure fires and responding to accident scenes that may require an extrication.
“These new vehicles are a welcome addition,” said Fire Chief James Wascom. “The department hasn’t purchased new vehicles since 2008 and a modern fleet is vitally important because it allows our firefighters and medical personnel to respond safely and effectively to fires and other emergencies.”
To make room for the new trucks two 1997 models will become required reserve units. A third truck, manufactured in 1989, will be either sold or donated to another department.
The new pumper trucks will be assigned to fire stations in Walker, Watson, and Plainview, while the new rescue vehicle will be housed at the main fire station in Walker.