The Imboden Volunteer Fire Department has received approval from the Imboden City Council to replace one of it’s engines.
Chief Chris Jones discussed this with the IVFD members at the December meeting of the Fire Department, then at the January meeting firemen were presented a detailed video of the proposed truck and Chief Jones asked members to vote on the purchase, all voted in favor of the truck.
Chief Jones then proposed the purchase to the council in January but ask the council to hold off one month on voting to ensure that enough funds were available for the upcoming street repair project.
Once the street repair estimate was approved, Jones ask the Council to vote on the proposed purchase of the truck. After discussion by members, Councilman Gene Ponder made a motion to approve the purchase, then motion was seconded and approved by all members.
Chief Jones stated to the Mayor and Council Members how important upgraded equipment was to the department to maintain our current ISO-4 rating.
The truck is being purchased from a Springfield Missouri company and will be delivered by the end of the month.
The photos of the new truck were taken by ImbodenLive during a recent trip by Chief Jones to inspect the truck. The truck will be lettered by the dealer and replace the 30 year old Engine 2 in the IVFD fleet.