PALO PINTO – Lone Camp Volunteer Fire Department added a 2019 small brush truck to its fleet thanks to a $100,000 cost-share grant through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program administered by Texas A&M Forest Service.
“This new unit will expand our firefighting capabilities as it carries more manpower, water and tools,” said Lone Camp VFD Assistant Chief Cody Lee. “We feel it will also be a much safer platform for responding and firefighting.”
The apparatus has a 400-gallon water tank, scene lighting and lots of storage space.
“Lone Camp Fire Department is proud to partner with the Texas A&M Forest Service to develop this new apparatus,” said Lone Camp VFD Fire Chief Crystal Schoonover. “It replaces a 23-year-old unit that has served our community well and we look forward to many years of service from this new unit.”
Lone Camp VFD has offered fire service to their community and surrounding area since 1971.
Texas A&M Forest Service is committed to protecting lives and property through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program, a cost share program funded by Texas State Legislature and administered by Texas A&M Forest Service. This program provides funding to rural Volunteer Fire Departments for the acquisition of firefighting vehicles, fire and rescue equipment, protective clothing, dry-hydrants, computer systems and firefighter training.
For more information on programs offered by Texas A&M Forest Service, visit http://texasfd.com.