New fire engine ready to serve Jamestown area - Great River Energy

New fire engine ready to serve Jamestown area

The Jamestown Rural Fire Department’s newest truck has arrived and is ready to keep the community safe, thanks in part to a $25,000 donation from Great River Energy.

The department covers a wide area surrounding Jamestown, North Dakota, including Great River Energy’s combined heat and power plant Spiritwood Station and the homes of many employees and their families.

Spiritwood Station employees got an up-close look at the new Jamestown Rural Fire Department truck. Pictured here are (from left) Plant Manager Glenn Hauck, Safety Administrator Matt Burk, Jamestown Rural Fire Department Chief Brian Paulson, Maintenance Supervising Manager Eathan Gumke, and Plant Operations Supervising Manager Corey Riedinger.

The new truck replaces a 1987 model and features a host of new capabilities and technology, all of which will keep the community and Spiritwood Station a little safer.

“The Jamestown Rural Fire Department has responded to the plant when we have needed them and this new truck will help keep the plant and — most importantly — our team safe,” said Spiritwood Station Plant Manager Glenn Hauck. “We have a great relationship with the fire department, which is an important partner for a power plant.”

Great River Energy’s donation went a long way toward closing a $140,000 funding gap to purchase the truck. The majority of the funding came from a 0% interest loan through the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program sponsored by the local electric cooperative. The remaining funds came from local fundraising and private donations.

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