Pictured is Deputy Chief Brian Leivian and Travis Trent of Jons Mid America Trucks in Rogersville, Missouri. Brian is receiving the keys for a 75 foot KME aerial ladder truck on September 30, 2016. Brian is the veteran member on the department with 26 years of service and received the departments first aerial apparatus. Chief Ron Hoffman, Assistant Chief Craig Leivian, Captain Chase Hoffman, Captain Colby Nilges, and Firefighter Zach Holmes assisted the committee with searching, locating, testing and inspecting the unit. This process took over a year to find the best option for purchase. Training has started and after equipping the aerial apparatus and training/certifications, it is expected to go into service by the first of the year.