TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Texarkana, Arkansas, Fire Department now has some new tools to help fight flames in the community.
The department added a ladder truck and two engine trucks to bring their fleet up to five front-line and three reserve trucks. The new trucks are equipped with advanced safety features and cost about $1.5 million. The funding came from a bond the city issued in April 2018.
The fire chief said this is the first time in his career to receive three new trucks at one time.
“Getting these trucks at this time, that’s gonna make our fleet to where we’re real up to date and be able to serve the city a lot better,” said Fire Chief David Fletcher.
Fletcher said they try to keep front-line trucks in service for 15 years.