The Sand Springs (Okla.) Fire Department has added a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) truck to its fleet using a grant from INCOG’s Clean Cities Program with Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality public fleet conversion funds, according to a city press release.
The bi-fuel CNG Ford F-250 features an Altech-Eco bi-fuel CNG conversion system with a 21.2 GGE storage cylinder. It uses fast-fill fueling.
Deputy Fire Chief Justin Hall is testing out the vehicle. "I pass a CNG station on the way to work, and it works for me."
The city opted for a bi-fuel truck because of the lack of fueling infrastructure. Currently, there are only two nearby fast-fill stations in Tulsa.
In Oklahoma, CNG is quickly becoming the alternative fuel of choice. The fueling infrastructure is rapidly developing to meet the demands of a growing customer base, and Oklahoma is a top-five producer of natural gas, according to the city.
The fire department operates a fleet of 13 vehicles. The city’s public works department also has a dedicated CNG vehicle.