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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Council purchases two fire trucks

To enhance emergency response capabilities, the Granbury City Council approved the purchase of a Quick Attack fire truck and an aerial truck for the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) during their November 7 meeting.

The GVFD specifically requested the acquisition of a Quick Attack truck in anticipation of major road work on US Highway 377. Chief Matt Hohon emphasized the challenges of maneuvering large fire trucks through heavy traffic, especially during road construction when closed shoulders make it difficult for drivers to yield to emergency vehicles. The Quick Attack truck, being approximately half the size of a traditional fire truck, is expected to respond more efficiently in congested traffic conditions, ensuring a faster arrival at emergency situations.

Chief Hohon highlighted the importance of a swift response in safeguarding lives and property, emphasizing the time saved by deploying a smaller, more maneuverable vehicle. The GVFD anticipates taking delivery of the Quick Attack truck in late 2025.

Additionally, the City Council approved the purchase of an aerial truck to replace the aging Ladder 1, which has been in service since 1999 and is nearing the end of its useful life. The new aerial truck, equipped with a 107-foot ladder, is set to arrive in the 3rd quarter of 2026. This strategic investment ensures the fire department's ability to address incidents requiring elevated access with modern and reliable equipment.

The Granbury City Council's commitment to proactively address the evolving needs of the community through these acquisitions demonstrates a dedication to public safety and emergency preparedness. The City looks forward to the positive impact these additions will have on the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department's ability to respond effectively to emergencies.

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