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8156 4 Mile Road
East Leroy, MI 49051

Office: 269-979-9421

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Tue-Wed-Thur 9:00am - 4:30pm 

Supervisor: Laveta Hardish
Clerk: Nicole Hardish
Treasurer: Mark Christoff
Trustee: Mike VanHouten
Trustee: Jon Bolton
Assessor: Joyce Foondle
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Our New Fire Truck

 Chief Thompson with the new Ford truck/chassis for the new fire truck project. After pricing buying a new fire truck, Jim figured he could save the township $25,000. by engineering and building it himself with help.
  The 2014 Ford F-350, 4-wheel Drive, Diesel    The new truck, Cab chassis.

The truck was painted by Training Officer Jeff Slayton & Asst. Chief Marv Tenbrink. 
   LTFD firefighters and officers
  At Kenny Seymour's sheet metal shop, building the sub-frame. 


Sub-frame.    Finishing sub-frame    Mounting to the frame 


Building the body        Side compartments 

Kenny made this roll-out tray for the side compartments.    Kenny & Jim sharing ideas    Firefighter Rick Clark helped Jim & Kenny with the project
Kenny and his working buddy, Bruce    Jim fitting the hand rails    Firefighters Rick Clark & Duane Packer helping with the project 
Kenny using his sheet metal band saw    The body is taking shape     Kenny bending the sheet metal with the press
Sheet metal press    Making adjustments     Kenny made the brackets for the compartments
 Making the side compartments
   Rick drilling holes for compartments.
  Making more cuts 
Jim using this band saw to cut steel to make brackets     This press is what bends the sheet metal
  A man & his machine. 
The body is almost complete    Kenny measures and draws patterns before cutting the sheet metal

   Putting the water tank onto the truck body
Sheet metal work is done    Leaving Kenny's shop     Leaving Kenny's shop
Their last 'working' day together, Rick, Jim & Kenny
  Back at the fire station    Now the wiring begins for the lights, sirens and radio 
 The 'Chevron' reflective stripes are placed on the back of the truck. (by Signs & Designs)
   The seats and console are removed to put in the mobile VHF radio, wire the sirens and pump
   The radio box/console
Finished interior     Now they are wiring the lights for the inside of the side-compartments

Projects don't always run smoothly, Jim dealt with many issues on this project    Chief Jim Thompson & Asst. Chief Marv Tenbrink    Firefighter Scott Smith did the plumbing for the pump 
The truck lettering was done by 'Sign's & Designs'.     LTFD's newest fire truck, '1052', Medical and Brush Truck.
  Leroy Twp. Supervisor, Laveta Hardish and Jim. Thank you Laveta, for believing in Jim and supporting him through this project. — with Laveta Hardish and Jim Thompson.  
 Many thanks to everyone who helped with the new truck project; Kenny Seymour, Duane Packer, Rick Clark, Scott Smith, Mike Wilson, Rick Walling, Jeff Slayton, Marvin TenBrink, Jim Thompson and all the others that took part in this accomplishment.
  Aerial view of the pump, hose bed and tank. Side compartments will have the medical & extrication equipment in them. A project well done.     A special 'thank you' to Kenny & Barb Seymour for the time given to this project.