Chief Terry Williams and Mayor Friday Ellis are pleased to announce the donation of two fire engines from the Monroe Fire Department to two regional fire departments. On Friday, April 23, 2021, we will host a departing ceremony at the Public Safety Center. We’ll begin at 12:15 p.m. and depart at 12:30 p.m.
Both trucks are 1999 pumper trucks. One truck will be donated to the Beekman Volunteer Fire Department in Morehouse Parish. The other truck will be donated to the Winnsboro Fire Department in Franklin Parish. We anticipate arriving at Beekman by 1:30 p.m. and arriving at Winnsboro by 4:00 p.m.
These custom-built fire trucks were purchased in 1998 from the Louisiana fire apparatus manufacturer, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, to replace much older equipment. This equipment has served our citizens and firefighters well for over 22 years. They have moved along the city streets for thousands of miles, responding to thousands of fire, medical, and other emergency calls.