Grant helps HVFD acquire new truck


Hainesville Volunteer Fire Dept. has completed the process to receive a new engine partially funded by a Texas A&M Forest Service Grant Program.

Hainesville will receive $218,000 in the form of a grant with the remaining $34,000 being paid by the department. The $252,000 compressed air foam interface engine will bring state of the art firefighting capability to the area. 

The engine is custom specified as a quick attack apparatus capable of many missions.

The department received delivery of this new piece of equipment Feb. 27 and trained on its usage that evening.

The department sold another piece of equipment that was retired for $15,000 leaving about $19,000 to pay off the truck.

The fire department is conducting fundraising efforts to complete this project and would appreciate any assistance in retiring the debt right away and are excited to see this beautiful rig go to work for citizens, according to Capt. Charles Clanton.