FIRE EQUIPMENT DONATION
A Le Mars firm has donated funds for a fire vehicle that’s essential to fighting field fires.
Total Motors presented a check for 20-thousand dollars to Le Mars Fire/Rescue.for a brush/grass fire pickup. Mitch Christoffel is the General Manager of the vehicle dealership.
Total Motors also sourced a late model, one-ton pickup that will be outfitted to fight fires.
Christoffel says they know the fire department and its personnel, and want to help.
Le Mars Fire/Rescue Chief Dave Schipper says a brush truck is an essential piece of firefighting equipment.
Le Mars Fire/Rescue decided a second brush truck was needed.
Schipper says they need to equip the vehicle for firefighting duty.
Department members talked last month about obtaining a second brush truck.
The need became more urgent when a field fire on Saturday, April 23, destroyed Merrill’s brush truck. It’s two occupants were able to escape the flames without injury.
Le Mars Fire/Rescue started a fund-raising campaign on April 26, with a goal of 50-thousand dollars