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Sallisaw debuts new fire truck

Friday, September, 9, 2022 - The City of Sallisaw has a new fire truck to serve the community. The 2022 E1 Typhoon Fire Pumper was recently purchased by the City in July. The new pumper replaces a 1991 E1

unit, which will be moved to a reserve pumper.

Keith Skelton, Sallisaw City Manager said, “We were fortunate to find this unit on the lot and ready for purchase. We had been researching purchasing a new unit for about three years now. Back in May, Chief Fire and Safety of Chickasha, Oklahoma called our fire chief and told them they had a new demo unit if we wanted to look at it. We quickly placed a deposit on the unit and then completed the purchase in July. Otherwise, it could have been two to three years for us to receive a new unit.”

The E1 Typhoon custom chassis has a 1,000-gallon water tank along with plenty of storage for firefighting tools, hoses, and ladders. It is also equipped with a rear hose real, fire monitor and a firefighting foam system. The cost of the unit was $592,734.

“This unit will help the city maintain its current ISO rating as well as serve the community for over thirty years,” stated Anthony Armstrong, Fire Chief for the City of Sallisaw. “All the E1 units we have had in the department have been very dependable over the years. The unit is now fully stocked with equipment and supplies and has already responded to several calls in the community.”

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