Blue River gets new fire truck

The residents of the community faced being unable to get affordable fire insurance

L-r: Asia Lachapelle

L-r: Asia Lachapelle

Youngsters (l-r) Asia Lachapelle, Nixon Lachapelle and Ruthy Macdonald check out Blue River’s new fire truck recently. The 2016 Freightliner can pump 1,050 gallons per minute.

It arrived in late November.The residents of the community faced being unable to get affordable fire insurance because the fire departments two previous pumpers were too old to be certified, and so they agreed to borrow money to buy the new vehicle.

Photo by Willow MacDonald