Pewamo firefighters believe their brush fire vehicle can do a great deal to serve the community.
And the best part is that it didn’t cost the community very much.
The Pewamo Fire Department received a new brush truck in July after applying for and receiving a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant, according to Chief Michael Yerge. Lyons Township only had to pay under $10,000 for the truck, which has a sticker price of around $140,000, he said.
“It has the potential to service our community for many years to come, and in a variety of applications,” Yerge said.
In 2016, the Pewamo Fire Department applied for the grant to replace an aging brush fire truck that had been on loan from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Yerge said.
“The old truck just no longer was of service,” Yerge said. “It became an unreliable truck. It had difficulty starting — maintenance issues.”