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New Fire Tender For Cottonwood

Cottonwood Rural Fire District recently completed setting up a new rural engine/water tender, a 2008 Freightliner with 20,000 miles, acquired through Idaho Department of Lands. According to the department, costs were kept to a minimum through its acquisition from IDL, and equipping it with a tank body, emergency lights and equipment from a prior vehicle. The tender arrived in Cottonwood an Army green color, so as part of the government surplus program, it had to be repainted at department’s expense. According to Terry Cochran, Cottonwood police chief, city emergency manager and 25-year member of the Cottonwood Fire Department, “Outstanding work to Chief Roy Uhlenkott and his crew for improving Cottonwood Rural Fire Department while keeping costs low and saving money. Going from a 1969 old stick shift Army truck to a 2008 is a dramatic improvement!”


Cottonwood Rural Fire District recently completed setting up a new rural engine/water tender, a 2008 Freightliner with 20,000 miles, acquired through Idaho Department of Lands. According to the department, costs were kept to a minimum through its acquisition from IDL, and equipping it with a tank body, emergency lights and equipment from a prior vehicle. The tender arrived in Cottonwood an Army green color, so as part of the government surplus program, it had to be repainted at department’s expense. According to Terry Cochran, Cottonwood police chief, city emergency manager and 25-year member of the Cottonwood Fire Department, “Outstanding work to Chief Roy Uhlenkott and his crew for improving Cottonwood Rural Fire Department while keeping costs low and saving money. Going from a 1969 old stick shift Army truck to a 2008 is a dramatic improvement!”



— Cottonwood Rural Fire District recently completed setting up a new rural engine/water tender, a 2008 Freightliner with 20,000 miles, acquired through Idaho Department of Lands.



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