Evart Area Fire Department shows off new truck

Will replace 35-year-old truck

EVART — The Evart Area Fire Department’s new pumper truck was on display recently at the Evart Area Fire Station.

In 2020, residents approved a fire millage to support the fire department operations. In July 2021, they were able to order a new pumper tanker to replace a 35 year old truck.

The new truck has improved capabilities over the previous truck, a post on the fire department’s Facebook post states.

Some of the improved features include, a 3,000 gallon water capacity, compared to the previous 2,500 gallon capacity; a 1,500 gallon per minute pump compared to a 1,250 gpm pump; an onboard foam unit; and pump and roll capabilities that were not available on the previous truck.

The truck has been delivered, training on it has been completed and it is ready for service.