BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - The growth of the city of Brookland is seeing is causing the fire department to make big purchases.
The department will buy four new trucks next year, totaling around $350,000.
Fire Chief Steve Beck said the purchases are to replace several older trucks.
Those trucks include a pumper, tanker, brush, and service truck.
Beck said the goal is to serve the community in the event of an emergency better.
"More dependable trucks means we can respond better and have a better chance of success," Beck said.
Three trucks will be bought with money saved by the department, the fourth truck will be bought with a loan.
There is just one upgrade the department is looking at making.
The city is also looking at a possible fire station north of Brookland.
Beck said in the end, the goal is to continue to bring the department's I-S-O rating down.