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Colo. FD looks forward to new fire truck after collision with cow

In 2021 an Akron Volunteer Fire Department fire truck was totaled after hitting a cow

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Toyne Fire Apparatus

By Alicia Barry
Akron News-Reporter

AKRON, Colo. — The Akron Volunteer Fire Department is the proud new owner of a Toyne Pumper truck.

The nearly two-year wait was all worth it. The truck boasts a 750-gallon tank, as well as a 1,000-gpm pump. The department is still working on getting radios installed and all equipment loaded, but is hopeful they will have it in service within the next few weeks.

The truck made its way to Akron last week, after departing from Fry-Tek in Gothenburg, Nebraska. After hitting a cow returning from a call in May 2021, this new truck will finally replace the totaled American LaFrance city truck.

According to Chief Steve Marshall, the last “new” truck came in December 2013, when a new body was put on a used truck chassis with 40,000 miles on it. Before then, the last 100 percent new truck was purchased back in 2006.

With the new truck, the department will be better equipped to serve Akron and the surrounding communities.

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