According to Fire Chief Anthony Clark, the fire department's brand new 1,500 gallon pumper tanker (a 2007 Freightliner) with a 1,250 gallon per minute pump will replace the fire department's 1973 Ford pumper that was used for runs throughout the county.
That truck, Clark said, was bought new in 1973 by the city.
The new 2007 pumper tanker will be available to respond to all calls, according to the chief.
The fire department's newest addition to their fleet came from Bluegrass Fire Apparatus in Elizabethtown, a division of Bluegrass Tank & Equipment.
On Saturday, June 3, the Caneyville Fire Department will be holding an open house for residents who want to get an up-close look at the city's new fire truck.
According to Clark, people will also have the chance to see the equipment firefighters use in the line of duty, ask questions, meet the city's firefighters and “if they wish, they can also make a donation to Crusade for Children, which is also going on that same weekend,” Clark said.
The open house will run from noon until 5 p.m.