After years of planning, waiting and searching, the Selah Fire Department has introduced its first new pumper truck in 15 years. The new vehicle replaces the department’s old 1989 pumper truck, which was out of compliance due to its open seating configuration. Now, the old truck will provide the department with a spare vehicle, which can be used to train recruits.Yakima Valley Business Times – Full Article Here
Selah Fire Chief Gary Hanna said the department started looking into acquiring a new pumper truck in 2014. The department didn’t have money at the time to spend on major equipment purchases, but Hanna said former City Administrator David Kelly recognized the department’s funding needs and encouraged the City Council to add a utility tax for police and fire vehicles.