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Burkburnett V.F.D.'s New Engine

The Burk V.F.D. has assisted in some of this season's largest and most devastating fires, including the fire that destroyed a dozen Wichita County homes in April and a more recent blaze that claimed acres of the Wichita Mountains.  

This new truck will help them be better equipped because it can carry more men and women, and also more water.

"Anytime you get a new piece of apparatus it's always exciting to show it to the community and overall just have a better response capability.  We can have more people in the truck if need be," said Jon Morris, a firefighter at the station.

This brand new fire engine was introduced in a special ceremony to the community, the very people this new truck will benefit.

"We want to have the community involved because they are the ones who helped us purchase it and it's going to help them and it's going to benefit the community a lot better than what we are doing now," added Morris.

Holding 1,000 gallons of fuel and featuring a larger pump that can push out 1,500 gallons of water per minute, the engine is head and shoulders above older trucks the station has been using.

"We can help out a lot better for the community," said Morris.

The station worked for several years to plan this new purchase and for the crew who will be protecting communities with this truck, it's addition to the force means so much.

"It symbolizes that we're always there to help and if you need us, call us.  We'll come no matter what time of day and we want the community to be a part of something that we feel is an exciting time for Burkburnett getting our new engine and getting it ready to go," said Morris.

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6.

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