Hanceville Unveils New Firefighting Super Tanker

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Breaking News, City News, County News, Cullman, Fires, Hanceville, Interviews, Public Safety

Hanceville Unveils New Firefighting Super Tanker
Hanceville Unveils New Firefighting Super Tanker

This humongous firefighting apparatus is one of the largest of it’s kind in northern Alabama.

The City of Hanceville unveiled a new military vehicle driven, 6,000-gallon Super Tanker on Thursday.

Under the guidance of Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail’s shrewd utilization of the 1033 Program, his humongous firefighting apparatus is one of the largest of it’s kind in northern Alabama.

The 1033 Program program – made possible by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 – is part of the U.S. Government’s Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services (DLA) initiative. The goal is to transfer excess military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies.

The Hanceville Super Tanker will be an invaluable asset to the work of Hanceville Fire & Rescue as well as surrounding volunteer fire departments. The lack of fire hydrants and the frequently encountered challenge of low water pressure in the rural communities of southern Cullman County makes this 6,000-gallon water storage and pumping bemouth a real life and property saving asset.

Mayor Nail acquired this piece of apparatus in Fort Polk, LA.

The cost of acquisition to Hanceville taxpayers was zero. The city incurred only travel expenses and transportation costs (gasoline) in delivering this rig from Fort Polk to Hanceville.

Mayor Nail plans to offer the Super Tanker to area fire departments in need of mutual aid during primary or difficult to fight residential and commercial fires.

In this interview with Major Kenneth Nail and Hanceville Fire Chief Rodger Green, you will get an up-close look at this new Super Tanker and get a detailed explanation of its features and benefits:

Hanceville Fire & Rescue

Hanceville Unveils New Firefighting Super Tanker
Most Recent Stories On Cullman Today

Brush Fires Keep Cullman County Fire Departments Busy Over Weekend

Brush Fires Keep Cullman County Fire Departments Busy Over Weekend Multiple grass, brush, and woodland fires plagued Cullman County over the weekend. Most blazes were manageable in size and quickly extinguished by the rapid response of county fire departments from...

Passing The Gavel At Cullman Regional Foundation

Passing The Gavel At Cullman Regional Foundation Friday was an auspicious day for Cullman Regional Medical Center and their fundraising support unit, Cullman Regional Foundation. Each January, the Cullman Regional Foundation Board votes for a new President and...

Jack & The Beanstalk Performance Wows Civic Center Crowd

Jack & The Beanstalk Performance Wows Civic Center Crowd Cullman City Parks and Recreation (CP&R) in partnership with the internationally acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theatre brought the stage production of “Jack & The Beanstalk” to the Cullman Civic Center on...

US Government Turned Into Financial Pumpkin At Midnight

US Government Turned Into Financial Pumpkin At Midnight Federal Government Runs Out Of Money; Legislators Forced To Shutdown Operations The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and...

Fire Destroys Backyard Apartment Garage In Garden City

Fire Destroys Backyard Apartment Garage In Garden City Firefighters from Garden City and Hanceville Fire Departments were dispatched by Cullman e911 to an address along 2nd Avenue SW (aka Brooks Avenue) in the Town of Garden City. The mid-morning 911 call concerned a...

Occupant Flees On Foot From Highway 69 Rollover

Occupant Flees On Foot From Highway 69 Rollover Emergency responders have been called to the intersection of County Road 747 and Alabama Highway 69 by Cullman e911. The 911 call reported a one-vehicle rollover along 747 near the intersection. Personnel from Gold Ridge...

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share With Friends

Share this post with your friends!