Pulaski Fire Department Receives New Engine
Our fire department is a crucial component to the well-being of our town, providing a multitude of services for our community and the surrounding area aside from firefighting. But first and foremost, firefighting is the most important duty they're tasked with. And while the fire department is well equipped to handle a variety of situations, new tools to add to their arsenal are never a bad thing.
The Pulaski Fire Department's new rescue engine isn't your run of the mill firefighting engine; custom built and sporting a 500 horsepower Cummins engine, this truck was made to handle almost any situation handily. Not only able to fight fires, it's equipped to extract trapped victims from vehicle accidents, conduct traffic control, handle small HAZMAT incidents, and can also provide basic life support when called on for EMS situations.
When it comes to the firefighting, the engine is capable of putting out all but the most stubborn of blazes. Equipped with a 1,250 gallons per minute pump and 750 gallons of water reserves, the engine will arrive on the scene with enough supplies to outlast and outsmart any situation.
The new engine will be replacing two of the older models currently in use by the Pulaski Fire Department, both of which will be removed from service and retired. At a price tag of approximately $620,000 the truck was not cheap, with $550,000 paid for by Pulaski County as part of the yearly CIP towards the fire department apparatus and the remainder paid by the Town of Pulaski. No matter the cost, it's well worth it to ensure our public services get what they need.
Our fire department continues to be a vital asset to our community, and we couldn't be happier to congratulate them on a new engine, and a new way to protect our community!
The Pulaski Fire Department would like to thank the citizens of both the Town of Pulaski and Pulaski County for your continued support for public safety and first responders throughout the county. Without your support, opportunities like this would not be possible!
Fire Chief Robbie Kiser also had this to say: "I'd like to personally thank Captain Brandon Hamblin and the Truck Committee who spent countless hours working on the new rescue engine. Without all your hard work, this would not have happened and for that, I am very thankful for your dedication with this project. By looking at the truck, your work paid off."