The Cole County Fire Protection District recently placed a new 2021 Chevrolet 3500 4×4 brush truck into service. The truck will replace a 1995 model. In November 2018, voters approved a property tax increase to improve the fire district assets. The extra funds will enable the district to replace trucks that are over 20 years old. The new brush truck came equipped with a 300-gallon tank, high-pressure pump with two 150-foot high-pressure booster lines with nozzles. Also the truck is equipped with forestry lines, rakes, shovels, and a backpack blower.