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Two New Pumper Fire Trucks Delivered - P2

State of the Art Trucks for Red Lake and Ponemah


September 25, 2018

We are Grateful for Our Firefighters.

Public safety provides the foundation needed to build the required infrastructure for a community and a nation.

After acquiring funding, the Red Lake Band purchased two new fire trucks which were delivered to the Red Lake District Fire Hall on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

The tribe ordered the two pumpers to serve the community areas of Ponemah and Red Lake with adequate fire safety and protection for the people. Both grant funds and finance were acquired to make these purchases.

The trucks look solid, like a linebacker. Ponemah and Red Lake Emergency Medical Technicians, and curious tribal members gathered round to inspect the trucks while Red Lake Fire Chief Mark Sigana and Tom Miller, Sales for Fire Safety USA pointed out some of the bells and whistles.

"The tribal council initiated the purchase of the two fire trucks to address the needs of the members of Red Lake Nation," according to Eugene "Bugger" McArthur, Jobs & Community Development Facilitator, "the new emergency vehicles were badly needed."

Some of the Features on Your New Fire Trucks

• E-One Stainless Rescue Pumper

• Typhoon Long Cab

• 400hp Cummins Engine

• Stainless Rescue Body

• Hale Pump - 1250 gallon per minute

• 1000 Gallon Water Tank

• 30 Gallon Foam Tank

• Hale Foam System

• Whelen LED Lighting Package

• All Warranty work serviced by Fire Safety USA's EVT certified techs.

New Fire Departments Under Construction

New Red Lake and Ponemah Fire Departments meanwhile are under construction in both communities.

Off to Ponemah.

The tribe's community fire departments are responsible for providing fire suppression, prevention, inspections, safety education, and investigate all suspicious fires. It is imperative that the tribe's facilities meet national standards to facilitate better response time and preventive activities. Public safety provides the foundation needed to build the required infrastructure for a community and a nation.

The Red Lake Fire Hall will have four stalls for fire trucks, four smaller stalls for other vehicles, training room, gear room, offices for dispatch, fire chief and assistant, and fitness room. Ponemah will have one stall for their fire truck, training room, gear room, and office space for the fire chief and assistant. Comprehensive Health will also provide garage space for six transportation vehicles, four bays for the ambulance center and a fitness room.

Four state of the art ambulances were also purchased earlier this year, two for Red Lake and two for Ponemah, with a combination of a USDA Loan and Grant.


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