NEW FIRE TANKER DELIVERED TO ANTHONY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

NEW FIRE TANKER DELIVERED TO ANTHONY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.

Residents of Anthony received a pleasant surprise Saturday, April 7, 2001, when a 2,500-gallon Central States shuttle tanker was delivered to the Anthony Volunteer Fire Department.
The truck, which weighs 70,000 pounds when filled with water, cost $139,000, which was paid for with $100,000 from the county’s quarter-percent fire tax and $39,000 from the county’s Fire Protection Fund. It was purchased from the Artesia Fire Department in Artesia, N.M..
With the addition of the new tanker truck, Anthony residents may qualify for cheaper insurance rates. The truck adds to an inventory of firefighting equipment in Anthony that includes a brush fire and rescue truck, a Class A pumper truck, a reserve pumper truck and a staff vehicle.
Anthony Volunteer Fire Department Chief Fernando Herrera said the truck was delivered at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2001, to the main Anthony fire station at 1055 E. O’Hara Road. He said the truck will be available for display for classroom tours of the fire station, as well as other upcoming special events in the community.
For more information, call county Public Information Officer Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.