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Blackduck's newest firefighter -- a new water tender. Members of the Blackduck Fire Department spent hundreds of hours volunteering their time to bring this new truck to life. The project took between four and five months to complete and saved the city of Blackduck hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Blackduck Fire Department builds new water tender truck

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The dire need for replacing a 20-year-old water truck led the Blackduck Fire Department to take on the job of fashioning a new one themselves.


"We do have one good truck," said Fire Chief Rick Bogart. "However, the 20-year-old truck was leaking water so bad we could hardly make it to a fire without it running empty. It did well in its time, but it just needed to be replaced."

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