The Navajo Nation Fire Department has secured a fleet of eight new fire and rescue trucks.

The fleet was unveiled to Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; Jesse Delmar, the division of public safety executive director; and local firefighters in Window Rock, Arizona, on Dec. 13. 

The custom-built trucks were purchased using sales tax revenue. This revenue also helped the department secure seven new fire trucks in July 2020 to replace its aging fleet.

“The new trucks will greatly advance the abilities of our department to provide services,” Fire Chief Larry Chee said. “Their large capacity water tanks, oversized compartments, and four-wheel drive capabilities will take the response of the fire department to a level we have never been.”

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