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GWGVFD's New Brush Truck Placed In Service!
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May 4, 2018

GWGVFD is very excited to announce that our new brush truck (B708) has been placed in service today! After many months of designing, fabricating, outfitting, and testing we are proud to be able to add this new vehicle to our lineup.

This apparatus will help us expand our firefighting capabilities to the Gaithersburg and Washington Grove community. The brush truck will allow us to fight brush fires and smaller outdoor fires while keeping the station's only fire engine in service for other emergency calls. Brush trucks are more nimble than larger fire engines, allowing them to get closer to brush fires far from paved roadways. We designed the brush truck so it is capable of towing our other volunteer owned fire suppression apparatus, our brush ATV (ATV708B), which makes the combination capable of fighting the hardest to reach brush fires.

The 2017 Ford F-450 was customized to hold:

  • 250 gallons of water

  • 600 ft of forestry hose

  • 300 ft of 1-3/4 inch hose

  • 200 ft booster reel

  • Front ground sprayers

  • Chain saws

  • Leaf Blowers

  • and much more!

We thank the support of our great community and their donations that helped make this purchase possible.

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