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May 9, 2014 8:16 PM by Andy Koen

Boone better equipped for disaster at chemical depot

PUEBLO - The Boone Volunteer Fire Department has a new $350,000 fire truck. It was purchased with money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP.) The truck will better equip the volunteers to protect their community in the event of a disaster at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor handed the keys to Boone Volunteer Fire Chief John Sigler at a news conference at the new Emergency Services Center in Pueblo Friday.

"Thank you, very much, from my community to the bigger Pueblo community," Sigler said at a news conference. "We'll make this thing work."

The truck is equipped to help decontaminate people exposed to potential hazards. It also has the ability to handle wild land as well as structure fires.

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