Refreshments will be provided.
The new truck is a 2008 Smeal brand pumper-aerial multiuse vehicle
also known as a quint. A quint is a five-function fire truck that
has a 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump, 75-foot aerial ladder,
425-gallon water tank, carries ground ladders and has fire hose of
This vehicle was purchased through Fire Apparatus and Support
Team, a business located in Lincoln. The cost of the vehicle without
any equipment is $578,000. The state of Illinois provided a
no-interest loan to the city to purchase this state-of-the-art
The new vehicle was in part designed by Lincoln firefighters to
meet the needs of the community and fire department. It took over
two years of planning and construction of the new vehicle. This
vehicle will improve public safety for the community and
firefighters for many years to come.
For more information, contact the
Lincoln Fire Department at 735-4020.
[Text from Lincoln Fire Department