Hoover Fire Department gains new hazmat truck

  • Source: Hoover Sun
  • Published: 11/20/2019 01:05 PM

The Hoover Fire Department recently put a new $317,000 hazardous materials truck into service. The truck includes $153,000 worth of new equipment to deal with hazardous materials, fire Chief Clay Bentley said. Hoover spent $217,000 on the truck and about $15,500 to help pay for the equipment, with the rest of the funds coming from donations and grants. Colonial Pipeline donated $100,000 to help buy the truck. The Hoover Fire Department also obtained a federal grant that provided $137,500 of federal money for hazardous materials equipment. Bentley said he realizes the truck the city purchased is expensive, but it was needed and his department was frugal in deciding which truck to purchase and how best to equip it. The department also worked hard to get outside funding assistance to lessen the burden on the city.


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