The State of Illinois has awarded The Northern Piatt Fire Protection District a loan to purchase a new water tender. The new water tender will replace the current water tender that is a 1986 with 3000 gallons of water and no pump. The new water tender will have 3000 gallons of water as well as a pump. With the purchase of this new water tender we will also be retiring our oldest Engine 8652. This Engine is a 1981 Engine with 1100 gallons of water. The new water tender will be able to be used as an Engine if needed allowing us to modernize our fleet of vehicles as well as reducing the number of vehicles we have in our fleet while still meeting the requirements of ISO for needed water flow.