St. Joseph, Louisiana (March 14, 2018) – The Tensas Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 announced the order of two 3,000 gallon pumper/tanker trucks manufactured by Fouts Bros Fire Equipment of Smyrna, Georgia. The 2018 model year trucks are new additions to the existing fleet of trucks. The new apparatus, slated to be placed in service in July, will be housed at stations 5 and 10. The District selected a tax exempt lease purchase contract structured by Government Capital Corporation as the most cost effective option for financing the purchase.
“Government Capital Corporation provided our District the option we were looking for. This project was streamlined with the expertise and experience our financing partner brought to the process,” stated Ricky Jones, Fire Chief for the District.
“The enhanced service reliability and functional capabilities of the new tankers should meet the needs of the District constituents for many years. We take great pride in being able to provide financings that enable first responders to better serve their communities,” stated Marti Sauls, Client Services of Government Capital Corporation.
About Tensas Fire Protection District No. 1
Tensas Parish Fire Protection District #1 was created May 25, 1999, by the Tensas Parish Police Jury. The fire district provides protection for the entire parish of Tensas, which includes 602 square miles of land, three lake recreational areas, and an estimated population of 5,252 people in 2010. The District operates out of ten stations and responds to between 160 and 200 calls annually. For more information, visit TensasFire.org
About Government Capital Corporation
Government Capital Corporation is a leading public finance firm providing professional financial services to Fire Protection Districts and all other local governmental entities. Since its founding in 1992, the company has successfully completed thousands of project financings in Louisiana and across the country. For more information: call (800) 883-1199 or visit govcap.com.