The City of Eunice has acquired new fire trucks for their Fire Department.
Those trucks were purchased as a replacement for older vehicles that were taken out of service due to breakdowns. Officials say that those vehicles were too costly to have repair because of their old age.
"Our maintenance costs should be going down somewhat because anything that goes wrong with these two, I’ll call the guys who sold them to me and we will get them fixed. We have some issues with them right now…just minor stuff. They have blue lights and we don’t use blue lights here in the state of Louisiana. They have blue lights because they came from out of state. We will get them replaced no questions asked," said Eunice Fire Chief Michael Arnold.
Both new trucks, one a 2017 Spartan Custom Cab Pumper and a 2017 Danko Conventional Cab Pumper/Tanker were put into service Thursday afternoon.
A dedication was held at the Eunice Fire Station. The public was invited to attend.