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Mineville FD receives new “Mini Rescue” truck

Department safety officer John Santose, Department Chairman Charlie Farnsworth, Fire commissioner Ron Haseltine, Second Assist. Fire Chief Ray Briggs, and FD chief Adam Wright stand before the departments new brush truck.

Department safety officer John Santose, Department Chairman Charlie Farnsworth, Fire commissioner Ron Haseltine, Second Assist. Fire Chief Ray Briggs, and FD chief Adam Wright stand before the departments new brush truck. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— The members of the Mineville Fire Department recently welcomed a new addition to their fleet of emergency vehicles in the form of a new brush truck.

The department was able to purchase a 2008 Ford F350 to replace an older brush truck that had to be taken off the road after Tropical Storm Irene hit the area in August 2011.

Mineville Fire Chief Adam Wright said the 1977 Dodge brush truck the department used had served the department as a “mini rescue” vehicle for many years but had to be taken off the road for mechanical issues.

The new truck, number 244, will help the department when responding to brush fires, storm and emergency response calls and transporting department members to fire calls. Wright said the truck will be a great help to the department over the coming winter months.

Wright said department members wanted to express their appreciation to the Board of Fire Commissioners for helping to purchase the vehicle, to Christopher Chevrolet, to Arrow Head Equipment, and to Boyeas Grocery and Deli for donating their services in to place decals and letter the vehicle.

“This couldn’t have been possible without their help,” Wright said.

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