ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 News) The St. George Fire Department is supporting future firefighters in the community.
The department donated a fire truck to Dixie Technology College for use in its firefighter training program.
The truck was a Vanpelt model from 1974 that had been a reserve firefighting vehicle for several years.
Originally purchased used from the West Covina Fire Department (Calif.) in 1990, the truck served the St. George community on active duty for about 10 years.
“We are pleased to provide a tool to help train current and future firefighters,” said Fire Chief Robert Stoker. “The Vanpelt we are donating gave us many great years of dependable service and we are thrilled that it will continue to be a resource.”
The Vanpelt served as Engine 23 in Bloomington Hills and later moved to Station 6 on 2450 East.
In its inventory, the SGFD has 12 engines, three ladder trucks, three squad apparatus, and six brush trucks.