Lake Dillon Fire-District donates water tender truck to Lower Blue |

Lake Dillon Fire-District donates water tender truck to Lower Blue

Special to the Daily Lower Blue Fire Chief Joe Hostetter takes possession and gives a thumbs up to a water tanker truck donated by the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District. Making the presentation is Lake Dillon Fire Chief Francis Winston. In the background is the new Lower Blue Fire Station in Heeney.

The Lake Dillon Fire-District is helping the Lower Blue Fire-District and its new fire station, located in Heeney, to become better equipped to respond to emergency calls in its district and help better protect life and property in the Lower Blue area of Summit County.Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue has donated its 1,250-gallon-capacity 1988 GMC water tender truck to the Lower Blue Fire District. The truck was delivered last week, fully loaded with water.

“The Lower Blue area from Silverthorne to Heeney is experiencing significant growth right now and does not have any community water systems in place,” said Lake Dillon Chief Francis Winston. “With the newly completed fire station located in the Lower Blue, they now have room to store additional apparatus that can help that end of the county.”Winston said that the donation makes sense for both districts and is a better use of resources to place the truck in an area without any community water systems in place.Lower Blue Fire Chief Joe Hostetter said the donation helps both districts, because the truck would be available back to Lake Dillon should it have a call in its section of the Lower Blue.

The fire districts are bordered at Ute Pass Road with the Lower Blue covering territory north to the Grand County line.”It meant a lot to me that Chief Winston brought the truck to us personally,” Hostetter said.

Lower Blue firefighters moved into their new station in October and plan an open house in the spring.

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