By Glenn Collins
Monday, April 30, 2012 | 4:00 PM
Haleyville Fire/Rescue received its new quick-attack/brush truck last week. The 2012 Ford F-550 replaces Tanker #4, the one-ton brush truck commonly referred to as "Little Squirt."
The truck has a 12-foot rescue body and carries 300 gallons of water with a 360 gallon-per-minute pump. The truck's main uses will be for automobile accidents, medical calls and grass and woods fires. It carries the 'Jaws of Life,' other vehicle extrication equipment, medical equipment, rescue equipment, and the equipment necessary to fight grass and woods fires. With a remote-controlled nozzle on the front grill, the operator can, if necessary, attack a grass and woods fire alone.
The $127,000 truck was made possible through the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The fire department is responsible for $6,350, five percent of the total, and those funds will come out of the fire dues. The truck was manufactured by North American Fire Equipment Company at its Decatur facility.