Nerstrand Fire and Rescue


Nerstrand Fire & Rescue recently purchased a new 2000 gallon Pumper/Tanker fire engine from Midwest Fire in Luverne, MN. This truck is state of the art and was needed to update the fleet. It will be replacing a 1981 International Tanker located at the Nerstrand Station. This apparatus has a 2000 gallon tank with a Newton swivel dump gate which allows 180 degrees of motion to fill a portable drop tank to the rear and both sides of the apparatus on rural fire scenes. It also has the capability to flow 1000 gallons of water per minute. The Pumper/Tanker has many new features such as a back-up camera, front remote control nozzle and “pump and roll” capability which allow it to pump while traveling up to 10 miles per hour, which can be beneficial during wildland fires. This vehicle was purchased with funds provided by a grant from FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Program and the City of Nerstrand and surrounding communities. Nerstrand Fire & Rescue anticipates the vehicle being placed in service mid March after stocking the unit and providing training on operation to the firefighters.