Broken Bow’s newest fire truck made an appearance at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting (April 27, 2021). The 45 foot long truck has a 100 foot platform ladder. The platform can be lowered to the ground for people to enter and exit the platform if necessary, rather than climbing the ladder. Air can be delivered to the platform so fire fighters at the top can hook into a fresh air supply. The truck is capable of pumping 2000 gallons of water per minute. The $159,900 truck is a 1999 Pierce Dash with 17,821 miles on it at the time of purchase. Three fire fighters, Fire Chief Jason Baum, Asst. Chief Dustin Watson and David Blatz flew to Philadelphia the weekend of April 17-18 then drove the truck to Broken Bow. The Kearney Fire Department has been assisting BBVFD with training on the new truck which replaces Broken’s Bow’s 1977 truck with a 75 foot ladder and 1,250 GPM pump. The truck was paid for using money in an account used for city operations that is funded by 0.5 percent of the city’s 1.5 percent sales tax. After the Tuesday evening city council meeting, council members were invited to check out the truck parked across the street from the Municipal Building.