SPENCER, Iowa (KTIV) – Thanks to many donations and supporters, Spencer, Iowa’s, Fire Department has added a new piece of rescue equipment.
The department has a new watercraft that it can use for lake and river emergencies. The craft includes the boat, itself, and the equipment to go along with it.
Firefighter Jacob Franker fundraising helped pay for the new watercraft. “A lot of people like to use the river for canoeing and kayaking and things so I think it will help make them feel more at ease knowing that we can come out and get them if something happens especially the last couple years with the river being so high,” said Spencer Firefighter Jacob Franker.
Franker also said while the department has access to the boat, more funds are need to buy a motor.