The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Everly Fire & Rescue welcomes new truck

Former Sheldon rig brings 'a lot of truck' to local department


October 8, 2020


Everly Fire and Rescue purchased a used fire truck from the Sheldon Fire Company last month. According to Chief Brian Kahl, the rig was "something we couldn't pass up."

Everly's "new" fire truck is definitely an eye-catcher.

The bright yellow exterior of the 2000 Luverne Spartan stands out among traditional red fire trucks in the area. Though it might be a rather unique sight on fire calls, it's no bother to Everly firefighters – a paint job has never put out an inferno.

"We really like it so far," said Everly Fire Chief Brian Kahl. "For a small town, this is a lot of truck, but we'll put it to good use."

The local department purchased the truck from the Sheldon Fire Company, which traditionally uses yellow trucks in its fleet. The rig's price tag of $59...

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