New pumper in service for BFD

Jodelle Greiner/Register: Brookings City Councilor Joey Collins looks at the Brookings Fire Department’s new custom pumper, which was recently placed in service. City councilors got a sneak peek of the new truck before their March 23 meeting at the Brookings City & County Government Center.

BROOKINGS – The Brookings Fire Department recently placed a new pumper in service. Arriving in early March, the apparatus, manufactured by Toyne Fire Apparatus of Breda, Iowa, replaces a 2000 Freightliner and joins three other Toyne fire apparatus in meeting both the department’s and community’s specific needs.

The pumpers’ body is made with bolted painted stainless steel to reduce weight and promote longevity and is mounted on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. The design provides a large variety of dynamic storage and utilitarian solutions. With spacious compartments and efficient use of all useable space, the overall equipment storage and firefighter efficiency is maximized.

The new apparatus boasts a 750-gallon UPF poly tank, a 1,500-gallon-per-minute Waterous pump, and it is equipped to utilize foam for either Class A or Class B fires. The pump control panel incorporates the latest technology to provide ergonomic and efficient operation at emergency scenes.  Firefighter safety is enhanced by an Advanced Occupant Protection System and 100% LED lighting.

Protecting the City of Brookings and a rural area of 213 square miles, the Brookings Fire Department has always been committed to improving its services. On average, the department responds to over 250 incidents per year. This requires a dedicated team of 45 volunteer firefighters that operates out of four stations. This new pumper ensures that the Brookings Fire Department can answer the call.

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