Greenville City Fire Dept. Receives New Fire Truck


By Catalina Trivino

After an eight month wait, Greenville firefighters now have a new piece of firefighting equipment...

The new custom built fire truck can pump nearly 1,300 gallons of water per minute and is equipped with state-of-the-art firefighting equipment.

The pumper truck and equipment was paid for by the city, costing about $364,000.

Greenville now has a total of 6 firetrucks. The city's fire chief says it's just another way to keep residents safe.

"One of the things that we always do anytime we purchase equipment is we think about our insurance rates in the city. We want to be able to provide good fire protection to our citizens and at the same time we want to try and keep our insurance rates as low as possible. And that's one of our responsibilities in the fire department in the city is to do that," Said Fire Chief, Mike Phillips.

Phillips says it's been about eight years since they've received a new truck. He hopes to have the pumper on the street within the next two weeks.

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