Sheldon is now the home of a Mobile Tactical Equipment Trailer, which is owned by the state of Iowa, and is designed and equipped to help train firefighters in this part of Iowa.
Sheldon Assistant Fire Chief Scott Meineke tells us about the trailer and its function.
“It’s a twenty four foot enclosed trailer. It’s owned by the Fire Service Training Bureau, which is a division of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. It’s the skills trailer, it can be used for other emergency response as well, but its primary function is the skills trailer for training of firefighters.”
Meineke says it’s equipped with all the equipment needed for firefighter training and certification.
“Not all departments have all the equipment (and) materials to complete all the skills required to obtain national certification. So this trailer is actually a big piece, it’s actually a mobile fire truck and fire station on wheels, that allows all the departments to have all the materials and equipment necessary to complete all the skills required for certification.”