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Volunteer Fire Dept Burned Out of Station Gets Donated Rig

With limited water supply, the donated truck will be outfitted as a tender

By Hicham Raache

TWIN LAKES, Okla. (KFOR) – You can always count on firefighters to come to their community’s rescue, but sometimes, firefighters could use a helping hand as well.

The Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department’s building and equipment was destroyed in a blaze earlier this year.

Dolese Bros. Co. donated a 2011 Peterbilt ready-mix concrete truck to replace one of the fire trucks destroyed in the fire. Twin Lakes fire officials plan to add a water tank to the truck to transform it into a tanker truck.

“We don’t have any hydrants in our service area, and, with more than eight miles to the nearest water, we need as much as we can get,” said Mike Gilliam, Chief of Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department. “This donation from Dolese not only provides an essential asset for community safety it, along with other community donations, also helps bridge the gap between the insurance funds we’ll get from our loss and the actual costs of reestablishing the department.”

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