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January 5, 2014

Levy funds provide multi-tasking truck for BFD

BECKLEY — Beckley Fire Department recently purchased a new fire truck designed to perform multiple firefighting, rescue and emergency medical tasks.

Fire Chief Billie Trump said the new apparatus is a Pierce 1500 GPM Triple Combination Pumper mounted on a Velocity custom chassis, purchased with fire levy funds from Finley Fire Equipment for just over $580,000.

The apparatus features two foam systems, Class A and Class B, which gives the truck extensive flexibility in fighting a variety of fires. It is expected to have a front-line service life of 15 to 20 years.

The truck also carries extrication equipment for use in automobile accidents, as well as other technical rescue situations.

It is equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED), oxygen therapy equipment and some medical supplies, which Trump said would be useful for nontransport emergency medical care.

“The fire levy has enabled the Beckley Fire Department to buy equipment we were not ordinarily able to buy,” Trump said.

He said the city supports so many entities — the police department, fire department, public works, etc. — so city resources can be tight.

“The levy allows us to make improvements that will last 10 to 20 years.”

Trump also noted two new firefighters, Scott Dasko and Michael Segars, were sworn in Dec. 30.

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