New Brush Truck in Service
Despite the recent wet weather and the NYS Burn Ban, there is a rash of brush fires locally. The Belgium Cold Springs Fire District’s new Brush Truck (M1) is ready to assist our firefighters tackling these fires. This Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD turbo diesel V8 is equipped with dual rear wheels as well as 4-wheel drive to get into tough spots. It is equipped with a variety of tools as well as a 200-gallon tank of water with a 100′ booster line. This is the first piece of apparatus that uses the new color scheme of black over red.
The unit is perfect for traversing the paths in Radisson, Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area and other remote areas of our District. Recently, several members checked out the new Brush Truck and became qualified to drive the vehicle.
As a reminder, the annual NYS Burn Ban continues through May 14th! Open burning is prohibited in New York, with several exceptions. The guidelines are available from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/122502.html