Hancock Fire Company signs contract for new tanker

by Geoff Fox

The Hancock Fire Company has signed a contract with a manufacturer to get a new tanker for their fleet of fire apparatus.

Hancock signed the contract with 4-Guys Fire Trucks for a Kenworth T880 with a 565HP Cummins that will become the future Tanker 5.

Purchase of the tanker has been in the works since Company 5 learned they had secured a grant for the equipment last year.

The new tanker will have 3,000 gallons with a 1250 pump, the fire company said.

Tanker 5 will also have a whelen emergency lighting kit, six Fire Tech Hi-viz scene lights, and a Fire Tech brow light.

Company 5 is hopeful to take delivery of the new Tanker 5 sometime in 2024.

The purchase of the new tanker was made possible through a $500,000 grant written in February 2022 by Debbie Cohill and came through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is a Rural Development Community Facility Grant.

Money also came through fund drives and fundraisers.