Fort Payne FD announces purchase of two new fire trucks
October 9, 2015
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Fort Payne FD announces purchase of two new fire trucks

By Joseph M. Morgan

joseph@southerntorch.com

FORT PAYNE, Ala.—Fort Payne Fire Chief Don Fischer announced at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that the city’s fire department recently made a significant equipment upgrade with the purchase of two brand new fire trucks. Fischer said the city was overdue for an upgrade and that when delivered, the two new 2016 trucks would immediately be put to use.

The city had budgeted and earmarked funds since 2013 for the purchase of one new fire truck. Fischer said several months of planning went into determining exactly what model the city would be using and where it would be purchased. In the midst of the process, Fischer said he received the good news that FPFD had been awarded a FEMA grant in the amount of $300,000 that the department had applied for in Dec. 2014. The additional funds allowed the purchase of a second new fire truck.

“A number of people have commented to me that this is a big moment for the Fort Payne Fire Department,” Fischer said. “I tell them no, this is a big moment for the entire city of Fort Payne. I am glad to be able to deliver equipment that can keep our firemen safe. God truly blessed us in allowing everything to come together and fall into place at just the right time.”

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