JCFD looking to get new fire engine at Jefferson City Memorial Airport
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Jefferson City Fire Department is hoping to get a new fire engine to station at the Jefferson City Memorial Airport, according to House Bill 20.
The money for the new fire apparatus would come from the state budget. HB20 has $1 million written in for the hopeful purchase. The money would go through the Department of Public Safety, which would then be allocated to the city and the fire department.
Currently, JCFD has an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting truck stationed at the airport, a JCFD spokesman said. That truck is roughly 30 years old.
ARFF trucks are specifically designed for fighting fires involving aircraft. They are faster than the average municipal firetruck, can hold more water and has specialized gear a normal fire truck may not have. They're commonly found at airports and military bases.
HB20 has passed through the Missouri House of Representatives, and is currently waiting to be reviewed by the Senate.