KVFD has received its new brush truck and put it into service. It was one of the apparatus featured in the Memorial Day parade May 26.
The 2014 brush truck is a custom built four-wheel drive on a Ford F 550 with a tank carrying 300 gallons of water and 1,000 feet of forestry hose. The truck has the capability of serving as a pumper as well.
The truck replaced an old Army surplus Jeep that dated back to the mid-1960s. Fire Chief Eric Epstein said it cost just under $160,000 and KVFD supplemented funds provided by the town through the capital plan.