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New Water Tender Joins Swan Valley Emergency Services' Fleet

 

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Swan Valley Volunteer Fire Department added a new 4,000 gallon water tender to their fleet. In addition to being able to haul water, the monitor on the top of the tank allows the driver to spray water using a joy stick from inside the cab. Pictured: Swan Valley Volunteer Fire Chief Randy Williams runs the monitor while volunteer firefighter Owen Conley looks on.

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Emergency Services (SVES) just added a 4,000 gallon water tender to their fleet of firefighting equipment. SVES Fire Chief Randy Williams said now that they have the capability to haul 10,000 gallons of water with three tenders, water should not be a significant issue on an incident within their fire service area.

SVES started the process to obtain the new truck more than a year ago. They formed a committee to find out what a Type II water tender needed to comply with the state and federal requirements for wildland and structure fire.

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