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.
We’ve been needing a good place to store gear up off the floor for quite a long while. Office depot closing gave us the perfect opportunity. By purchasing their old racks allowed us to build 24ft of storage space. We got all 24ft of space for 1/4 of the cost or one pre-made 8ft unit. Members broke down the shelving on Wednesday and we finished the install today.