The Osceola Fire Department officially received a brand-new fire truck August 12, during the ceremonial “passing of the keys.” Since fire engines rarely use keys anymore, Jessie Cory from Custom Fire and Village President Jeromy Buberl posed in front of the department staff and the new truck.
The truck will be replacing an older engine built in 1972. The old truck has required extensive maintenance, and over the past 10 years, the department pushed to buy a new one.
Within the last three years, annual purchases were made to perfect the design. The first purchase was a 65-foot ladder with overhead floodlights, and a year later, the chassis was bought. This year, the rest of the truck was purchased and put together.
The department is excited about the new fire engine and its considerable upgrades. They hope it will serve them for at least the next 35 years.