New Hummer To Provide Aid To Eureka Springs Fire Department

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EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) -- For those in Eureka Springs, a new tool will be available to fight future fires.

Firefighter Billy Hayes said a 1987 Hummer is the newest member of the fire department’s fleet.

"You’ll get in a situation where you think, 'wow, I never thought I would need this'," Hayes said.

With the help of a grant, the department paid $2,500 for the vehicle, which will be used as a brush truck.

"[The truck] has a large amount of ground clearance, and a wide footprint,” Hayes said. “So, it will be able to go a lot of places our four wheel drive wild land trucks can't.”

With countless volunteer hours, the hummer was transformed into a firefighting tool,  which can give firefighters access to places they couldn't get before.

"Places where we would possibly tear up one of our other brush trucks, we feel this will go with ease. And we won't break it. So that's good," Hayes said.

Hayes said the department plans to add a 300-gallon water tank to the back of the hummer, before officially putting it into service.