Published on: March 10th, 2014
It won’t be long before a new Spartan will be joining the fleet of the Red Oak Fire Department in Texas. Fire Chief Eric Thompson went to South Dakota to see the progress on the truck and shared the pictures and video above with WaxahachieTX.com.
Spartan brought demo trucks to the Red Oak firefighters so they could see which options were available and could include on their new truck, WaxahachieTX.com’s Andrew Branca said in the video above.
Each shift of firefighters were given the chance to express ideas for the new fire truck, which will replace a 2003 rig.
The new Spartan features more storage space and will carry equipment for high angle and swift water rescues.
It has a 103 foot ladder and 2,250 gallon per minute pump, WaxahachieTX.com reported.
The department expects the truck will be in service in April.
Red Oak fire also took delivery of a Spartan in late Oct. 2012. Read more about that rig here on WaxahachieTX.com.