FEPP Success Stories - Nebraska
In March of 2011 the Keystone-Lemoyne Fire and Rescue Department determined that it was time to get into the Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program to help them get some much needed vehicles.
Almost immediately the department was granted a 2005 Ford F-350 4x4 crew cab pickup to be utilized as a tow vehicle for various equipment and a Command Vehicle. This vehicle was put into service very quickly at a minimal cost of about $1,500.
The second FEPP vehicle they received is a 2002 Stewart/Stevenson 5 ton 6x6 that only had 1,700 original miles on it. The truck was just like brand new! We placed a 1,200 gallon life-time poly tank on it, a 250 GPM pump, a 400 GPM floating pump, 600 feet of 1 inch forestry line and numerous other wildland firefighting handtools, chainsaws, and adapters. All together this vehicle cost about $13,000; but the majority of the funds came from donations and grants.
As quoted by Ralph Moul, Keystone-Lemoyne Fire & Rescue Chief, "The most inexpensive way to put this tanker into service was for our firefighters to do all the work, we used no outside vendors for this project and we think it turned out really good for everyone involved!"