Donation adds to Munson Fire Department fleet
The Munson Fire Department now has a new vehicle in its fleet, thanks to a donation from Specialized Desanders.
The department took delivery of a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 crew cab from the oilfield company, which has an office in Three Hills. It was a former Specialized Desanders fleet vehicle.
Munson Fire Chief, Steve Wannstrom, explains that while the company operates out of Three Hills, it operates and has employees in Starland County.
“We applied two years ago, and then they ended the program,” he said. “When the project started back up (Specialized Desanders employee) Dan Tremblay pushed for us to get one.” He is grateful for the donation. “Even with the economy, with oil and gas down, they are still willing to donate, which is awesome,” said Wannstrom. Wannstrom explains the truck is versatile. “It can be of mixed use, we can use it for a command vehicle, plus in the spring it can be outfitted for brush fires and grass fires,” he said.
Before the truck is put into service, Wannstrom says they will be painting or wrapping the truck, and then installing equipment, which could include a tank and an ultra highpressure system. The department has funds in its account it has raised that can be used to outfit the truck. The Munson Fire Department has a new truck, thanks to a donation from Specialized Desanders. At the presentation are (l-r) firefighters Dan Lawrence, Darcy Landon Jr., Kevin Burfield, Jeff Sharpe, Brett Ad-
ams, Steve Wannstrom and Mike Burfield of the Munson Department with Dan Tremblay of Specialized Desanders Inc.