New Town Fire (Tanker) Truck
The Town of Davidson just got the keys to a brand new fire truck. The tanker was built by U.S. Tankers on a Peterbilt chassis. The truck is capable of hauling 2000 gallons of water.
The new truck will greatly enhance the town’s service capabilities in the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), as our two greatest issues with fires in this area are distance and water supply. Fire Station 2 (scheduled for a grand opening ceremony on June 9th) helps the fire department solve the distance issue, and the tanker will help with the water supply. The tanker’s purpose is simply to haul water from a water source to the fire. Typically, it won’t be used to attack a fire, although it is equipped to do so. Under routine circumstances, the fire fighters on the first engine will fight the fire, and the tanker will basically transport water from the nearest hydrant, lake, or pond to the scene.
In addition to hauling water, the new tanker carries 100 gallons of Class B foam for flammable liquid fires. This makes it a very valuable asset to have near the interstate in the event we have a vehicle fire or an incident involving flammable liquids.