Atkinson Volunteer Fire Department
The loan went through and the Fire Truck has been delivered today! Yeah!
Check it out you'll find it at the fire station!
News about a new fire truck is in the works to replace an existing truck dated 1975-Ford(Howe) Pumper/Tanker. If the approval goes through with the bank, the truck will be delivered and put into service within 4-6 weeks of signing contract. The cost of the truck will be $216,850 and additional items added to the truck will cost an extra $25,000.
The purchasing of the new truck will accomplish several goals for the Town of Atkinson including the upgrade of aging equipment, improvement of insurance rates for the community, water supply capabilities, and safety of transportation of firefighters to emergency calls.
The board of directors of the fire department met on Monday, November 19, 2012. The board of directors recommended the selection of chief officers for the fire department, which are Cary Rivenbark, (Fire Chief), Allen Squires, (Asst. Fire Chief, Fire Ground), Jason Turner, (Asst. Fire Chief, Fire Adminstration) for the 2013-2015 Calendar Year. The Town Council members did approve these selections at the Town Meeting held on December 6, 2012. All other fire department positions will be filled on January 2, 2013 and brought to you for approval on January 3, 2013.