This project has come a long way. This is a cooperation between the Texas Forestry Service FFP program and the RVFD. This is a military surplus vehicle that started out as a 1.25-ton pickup. Under the terms of the agreement, it has to be painted a non-military color and put into service. At the end of the contract term, the RVFD will take full possession of the apparatus. This unit is replacing an old FEPP apparatus. Under the terms of the FEPP agreement departments only had apparatus on loan and never fully ‘owned’ the apparatus. When it would go out of service it would be returned to the Govt to be crushed. Its the support from folks like you that allow us to take advantage of such programs.