Bellevue VFD Receives New Fire Truck - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Bellevue VFD Receives New Fire Truck

Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department has a new truck.

The VFD received the truck Wednesday afternoon. The new brush truck will help the firefighters battle fires in thick brush.

Both a FEMA grant and the Wichita Area Community Foundation grant made it possible for Bellevue VFD to get the new truck.

Fire Chief Mark Hanson says the truck will come in handy when battling fires. "This is what they call a type 6 engine. This one is four wheel drive. Its smaller. Its designed to get in the brush and go places the other ones cant go. Like if you have dozers putting in the line this kind of truck can follow the dozer."

The Bellevue areas was one of the hardest hit areas this past wildfire season.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

    US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:57 AM EST2018-01-20 16:57:26 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 1:38 PM EST2018-01-21 18:38:16 GMT
    People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

    Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

  • Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

    Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-01-20 16:56:39 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-01-21 18:34:34 GMT
    Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.
    Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.
  • Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

    Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

    Sunday, January 21 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-01-21 14:51:21 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 1:34 PM EST2018-01-21 18:34:21 GMT

    Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

    Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

Powered by Frankly