City modernizes emergency response capabilities with new fire truck


“Our citizens and our first responders both deserve the best and most capable equipment available,” Mayor Jason Akers said. “We are proud of our Fire Department to deliver that.”

The City of Monticello enhanced its capabilities with a new addition to the fleet of fire and rescue vehicles that arrived this week for service. The new truck is a 2024 Pierce BXP pumper truck, situated on a Freightliner M2-106 chassis. It possesses the capability to disperse 1250 gallons per minute and boasts a 1000 gallon tank.

The truck is outfitted with all needed equipment and tools needed for being self sustained on a fire scene. The truck will replace a 1999 model truck that had become prone to maintenance issues. Monticello Fire Department Chief Eric Chisom oversaw the design of the vehicle to ensure the finished product met the needs of the community and capabilities of the Fire Department.