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New fire truck on duty in Bible Hill

Bible Hill Fire Chief Joey Bisson and Lois MacCormick, chair of the village commission, recently saw a new fire truck delivered to the village. The truck is expected to serve the community for about 20 years.
Bible Hill Fire Chief Joey Bisson and Lois MacCormick, chair of the village commission, recently saw a new fire truck delivered to the village. The truck is expected to serve the community for about 20 years. - Contributed
BIBLE HILL, N.S. —

A new truck will be helping fight fires in the community.

The Bible Hill Fire Brigade’s 2019 Spartan Metro Star pumper-tanker was delivered on July 15.

The two axle, aluminum body vehicle was built by Fort Garry Fire Trucks of Winnipeg and

seats six people. It has a 20” raised roof, 400 horsepower Cummins diesel engine, and an Allison automatic transmission.

Before completing its initial 3,400-kilometer journey to Bible Hill, the truck was featured at the

Maritime Fire Chiefs Association conference in Moncton, which Bible Hill Fire Chief Joey Bisson and

1st  Deputy Fire Chief Chris Hurley attended.

The truck, which is estimated to serve village for the next 20 years, cost $645,706, plus HST. The 1997 Volvo it replaces was sold last month, through public tender, for $65,000. Fund from the sale go to the village’s fire reserve fund to help finance future capital purchases.

The 2019 joins the following other fire apparatus in Bible Hill’s fleet:

• 2014 Ford F150 4x4 crew-cab pickup

• 2012 Spartan Metro Star pumper-tanker;

• 2004 Volvo WX64 pumper-tanker;

• 2002 GMC C70 equipment truck

• 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 single-cab pickup.

The Bible Hill Fire Brigade has served the community since 1946 and the ‘Bible Hill Fire Commission’ was formed by legislation in 1947. The commission’s first truck was a war surplus 1940 Ford

Tanker.

The assets of the Bible Hill Fire Commission were transferred to ‘The Village

Commissioners of Bible Hill’ by legislation in 1954. The Bible Hill Fire Brigade now has an

active membership of more than 30 firefighters and provides services to about 5,000 residents and many commercial and industrial properties.

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