Townships get used pumper
For the first time in its history, Marion Fire Department will have a four-door pumper to use in fighting country fires.
Paid for by four rural townships – Centre, Grant, Wilson, and Gale – the 1995 diesel automatic Freightliner was purchased from Plano, Illinois, about 40 miles south of Chicago.
It features a 1,000-gallon water tank, an on-board generator for night lighting, and air packs installed on four of the five seats for quick fitting while riding.
“It should be a good fire truck for the next 20 years,” captain Jim Davis said.
The pumper will replace a 1985 country pumper, which will be sold.