• Limestone firefighters receive new fleet

    By: Rick Maranon


    Story Highlights

    • Limestone firefighters received a new fleet of brush pumpers.
    • The equipment will help them fight fires in the area.
    • They also received a new fire engine.

    OWASSO, Okla. - The Limestone Fire Protection District, which includes parts of Owasso and western Rogers County, has a completely new fleet of brush pumpers just in time for high fire danger weather.

    Limestone Fire Chief Carl Smith showed FOX23 the three new brush trucks and a new engine that they received first thing Monday morning.

    "It's really something to be proud of," said Smith, who has been on the Limestone force since the late 1980s.

    The three brush trucks are on a military-grade chassis, and they also have thick, military grade tires. Smith said that allows the brush trucks to go further into heavily wooded areas, and the tires are guaranteed to allow the truck to keep driving below 50 miles per hour if they go flat.

    "This is an exciting time, and we want the people who pay their taxes for us to protect them to know what their money is going towards," Smith said.

    The new engine arrived Monday, but crews will still need to mount tools and equipment to it. That process could take a few more weeks, but if the brush trucks are needed, they are ready to go when called.

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