Rio Hondo Fire Dept. Puts New Fire Truck into Use

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RIO HONDO - The Rio Hondo Fire Department is getting an upper hand with a new brush fire truck.

Rio Hondo Fire Department Fire Chief William Bilokury said the department got the truck in May. However, firefighters weren’t able to use it because it needed some repairs.

The truck was also non-compliant with some state regulations.

Bilokury said the issues were resolved. He said firefighters were able to put the new unit to use over the weekend.

“It enhances our firefighting capability exponentially. We have more resources available here with this vehicle off road high water,” he said. “And 1,000 gallons of water provides us with the capability to go fight in areas where we don’t have water sources.”

Bilokury warned windy weather this week could lead to more calls. 


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