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La Salle is buying a new fire truck

Posted by wlpo on January 27, 2015

You notice a shiny, red fire truck when it goes rolling by. The La Salle Fire Department is updating its fleet with a new Pierce pumper truck. Fire Chief Andy Bacidore says it is the kind of truck that they will use on most of their calls.

The city council approved the purchase Tuesday night. The $455,000 truck is being financed through Oshkosh Capital, the parent company of Pierce.

Bacidore says they should have the truck in seven to eight months. It will replace their 1988 pumper truck that they bought when the new fire station was built. He remembers both the truck and building costing less than $500,000. He says you can tell how much the times have changed.

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