Town of Wilson Fire Department Purchases Truck from Command to Fill the Growing Need of a Larger Cab

A 2007 Pierce 1500/1000 Rescue Pumper was purchased by the Town of Wilson Fire Department to replace one of their older units. Captain Dave Senkbeil spent around six months looking for a truck that would hold several crew members and still be functional for the community’s needs.

A brand new truck wasn’t realistic for the department as Senkbeil had a tight budget. He looked at over 30 trucks but he had a hard time finding one that he liked. Command Fire Apparatus carries a diverse inventory so Senkbeil was able to find a truck that perfectly fit his needs.

Once he found the 2007 Pierce at Command, everything flowed perfectly, Senkbeil said. The pumper was located only 50 miles away, making it easy for Senkbeil and others to go visit the pumper.

“It’s just a stroke of luck that we got it,” Senkbeil said. The truck was able to be purchased for a lower price since it was so close by and costs weren’t paid to transport the pumper to Command’s headquarters.

Since receiving the pumper, it has been getting serviced to make it just right to go on calls. There was also a worry about the truck fitting into the station but after some changes to the station, the pumper fits right in with the other trucks that the department owns.

There was a lot of enthusiasm from the community about how much money the department was going to save by purchasing a pumper from Command Fire Apparatus.

“The community support has been great,” Senkbeil said. “Everyone [in the department] is so excited to use it.”

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