New Fire truck good for communities north Sault Ste. Marie

Goulais Fire and Rescues new tanker truck on display as it was delivered earlier this week (Dan Gray/

The arrival Wednesday of a new 3000 gallon tanker in Goulais will provide better protection, not just to their municipalities but surrounding ones too.

According to Goulais Fire and Rescue Chief Jeff Bowen the nearly $500,000 tanker will service the communities for 20 years to come and replace the current smaller one in their fleet.

“It has a larger tank and the pump on the truck is almost double the size of the one we have now,” Bowen told SaultOnline when we attended the delivery.

“It’s going to help us here and because of the mutual aid agreement, will help surrounding departments like Aweres, Searchmont and Batchawana when they call.”

There is no set time for when the tanker will make its first run. Bowen says the firefighters were going to work on it for a few weeks before it probably saw front-line duty.

A large Canadian Flag adorning the right side of the vehicle is a unique piece of artwork which will make it instantly identifiable to locals, whether at public events or on scenes.

The department looks forward to using it while serving the community, however they hope it’s services are not often required.


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