After receiving approval from the Commissioners’ Court on Monday, the Potter County Fire Department has ordered two new vehicles.
One is a Fire Command Vehicle, which is used by the Chief to respond to firefighting incidents.
The other vehicle will be replacing a 28 years old Structure Fire Truck, used to assist in fighting wildfires by providing firefighters with access to water.
The new equipment is part of the budget and will be funded by the County Assistant District Fund or CAD.
The Randall County Fire Department has also been upgrading.
The fire department recently purchased a Water Tender, which will increase their ability to transfer water to rural areas.
Randall County also says it could provide county residents with lower insurance rates if firefighters have better ability to serve them.
Both departments say they could be buying more equipment before the year ends.
Story By: Chuck Williams