CHAPARRAL FIRE DEPARTMENT SLATES OPEN HOUSE TO DEBUT NEW TRUCK

CHAPARRAL FIRE DEPARTMENT SLATES OPEN HOUSE TO DEBUT NEW TRUCK

The Chaparral Volunteer Fire Department at 500 E. Lisa Dr. will hold an open house beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, to show the community its newest fire truck.

Chaparral Fire Chief Charlie Brooks said the 2007 Pierce Contender cost $276,000, can pump 1,250 gallons of water per minute from a hydrant and features a 1,000-gallon tank. The truck also carries 40 gallons of fire-suppressing foam.

The truck was purchased from First Inc., of El Paso and was delivered to Doña Ana County last week. It features state-of-the-art LED lighting and a powerful Cummins ISL 330 diesel engine.

The 24 members of the Chaparral Volunteer Fire Department now have six fire-fighting vehicles in their fleet. The Chaparral Volunteer Fire Department serves about 17,000 residents in a large sector of southeastern Doña Ana County, from the Texas state line north to the Fort Bliss Military Range and east to the Otero County line.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 525-5801.