The Valentine Fire Department would like to invite the public out this Tuesday May 18th to a Open house BBQ and truck dedication ceremony. The open house will start at 6pm with the dedication following at 7pm. The dedication will include the public helping push the truck into the barn to christen it and officially put it into service.
The new truck has been over a year in planning and building working with Rosenbauer Fire Equipment of Brandon South Dakota. The truck is a 2021 Freightliner that holds 1,000 gallons of water on board and can pump 1250 gallons per minute when connected to a hydrant. This new truck will be the first unit to roll on a structure fire within the Valentine community. It replaces a 1968 Ford that can no longer be certified for insurance purposes. The cost of the new truck came in about $375,000.