Local Dealership (Ancira Chevrolet) and CoLV Fire Department Team up to improve Fire Prevention!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Luis Valdez, Fire Chief
CITY OF LEON VALLEY TO UNVEIL NEW BRUSH/RESCUE TRUCK
Residents and Media Encouraged to Attend
City of Leon Valley, Texas — Leon Valley officials today announced the planned retirement of “Betsy the Brush Truck,” and the unveiling of a new Brush Truck at Ancira Chevrolet located at 6111 Bandera Road on January 7th, at 10:15 AM. “Betsy” (as she is affectionately known) was purchased for $50 from the Leon Valley Police Department following a drug seizure in 1976. The pickup was then built by Leon Valley Firefighters and served the City for 40 years!
The NEW truck to be unveiled was purchased using funds recovered through a federal reimbursement program.
The NEW truck was purchased and outfitted from Ancira Chevrolet. Leon Valley Firefighters then installed the water tank, fire pump, lighting, and worked as a team to finish the build process. Firefighters were also supported from Leon Valley businesses for some of the more skilled needs including; XGrafx of San Antonio, G&R Automotive, Ameraguard Inc., and Line-X.
“The fact that this truck comes at no added expense to our citizens; was purchased in Leon Valley at Ancira Chevrolet, and built entirely by Leon Valley firefighters supported by our local businesses, speaks volumes about who we are as a community,” says Mayor Riley.
Fire Chief Valdez says, “This truck allows us to be more versatile and better protect our green spaces. Our new truck is perfect for Leon Valley and will also be an added regional asset to our neighboring communities when called upon”.
Visit www.leonvalleytexas.gov or call 210-684-1391 to learn more