Owatonna Fire Department News

Fire Department Gets New Truck - 11/19/14


By Shannon Kinley, Staff County Writer

The Owatonna Fire Department is now equipped to handle even more scenarios thanks to the recent purchase of a 2014 Pierce Impel fire rescue truck.

The new truck was purchased in order to replace the fire department's 1982 Mack truck. All of the trucks are on a rotating schedule of when they should be replaced, and the department tries to stick as close to those dates as possible for safety reasons and old technology becoming obsolete.

"All of our trucks have replacement dates, and we hope to kind of follow that schedule," said full-time firefighter Todd Ulrich, chair of the committee.  Typically the trucks have a life span of about 25 years. The conversation for the new truck first began in

August 2013 and a truck committee formed made up of six individuals: Ulrich, Charlie Seykora, Matt Halverson, Mark Gauthier, Kevin Sedivy and Mike Johnson. 

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Source: Steele County Times