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New fire engine can save precious minutes

Published 04/13/2011, Alexandria Echo Press

A new fire engine could soon be rolling into Alexandria. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council voted to call for bids on a new truck that’s estimated to cost between $480,000 and $495,000. Fire Chief Jeff Karrow made the request, noting that it would replace a 1986 Ford pumper truck, Unit 22, that has far outlived its 20-year life expectancy and is now “nickel and diming” the department with constant repair bills.

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