With fires burning this summer across the west, small towns are getting prepared.
 
The Morinville Fire Department is now equipped with an All-Terrain Pump, which will help with wildland fires and small fires in garbage bins and vehicles.
 
“We are in the process of training with this unit and it will be in service soon,” explained Brad Boddez, Morinville Fire Chief.
 
The mini pump has a 200 gallon water tank with foam capabilities to help extinguish fires quickly and easily.
 
“As the unit is mounted in the back of our one-ton truck, accessibility to fields and parks are much easier and faster than our town pump truck. This will be a great benefit to the Town of Morinville’s citizens and the residents of those mutual aid partners whose area we protect," added Boddez.
 
This new item was approved within the 2017 budget.

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