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FEPP Success Stories - South Dakota

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South Dakota Department of Agriculture

The The South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture, Resource, Conservation and Forestry in cooperation with the
US Forest Service, Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program; provide Platte Fire Department
with some much needed brush trucks!


Photo of Platte Volunteer Fire StationPlatte, SD has placed two refurbished FEPP trucks into service.

Photo of Platte Volunteer Fire Station Logo








Photo of Brush #1 truck at Mount Rushmore









Brush #1 truck has a 300-gallon slide-in with a CET Mid-Range pump.

Photo of Brush #1 truck from the back


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Brush truck # 3 Before! Photo of Brush #3 truck before refurbishment

And After! Photo of Brush #3 truck ready to go

Brush #3 truck is kept busy since Platte Volunteer Fire Department has installed emergency lighting, siren, radio equipment and hand tools. Rhino-Liner coated the insides of the toolboxes to help prevent rust. A pump was mounted, plumbed and the Foam-Pro system was installed. Finally came the booster reel which made the truck 100% ready for service.

Photo of Brush #3 truck back end

"Without the assistance provided by this program we simply would not be able to place apparatus like this in service."

"The FEPP and Fire Equipment program has allowed us to place a reliable unit in service for a fraction of the normal costs. Not only has this piece of equipment benefited our community it has already been in service at incidents across the state and been beneficial to people from many communities. Rick C. Gustad, Fire Chief