A new fire truck is now in service at the Jackson Fire Department. The new truck arrived at Fire Station No. 2 earlier this spring.
Late last year, the Jackson City Council approved the use of $700,000 in American Rescue Plan funds toward a 2021 Pierce Enforcement fire engine. It replaces two aging rigs with frequent mechanical issues.
The fire truck is assigned to Fire Station No. 2 on S. Milwaukee Street. That fire station recently reopened for service to provide better fire coverage for the south side of Jackson. The new engine will be used to help firefighters battle fires, but also transport them for other first responder duties.