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City to discuss buying fire truck for $600,000

WARREN – Fire Chief Ken Nussle is hoping to convince city council to approve a $600,000 to purchase a new fire rescue engine to replace a 30-year-old firetruck stationed at the Parkman Road station.

“The truck we’re looking to replace is one of two fire trucks purchased in 1992,” Nussle said. “Right now, it is at Detroit Engine getting repaired. The cost of maintaining the truck is high and it is becoming increasingly unreliable.

“It is at a point that the city is spending good money after bad,” he said.

Discussion about purchasing a new truck will take place during city council’s police and fire committee meeting, scheduled at 4 p.m. today, in the council chambers, 141 South St.

The 1992 Emergency One Engine at Station 6, Atlantic Street, was purchased from the plant in Ocala, Fla. at a price of $205,548.

For the complete story, read Thursday’s newspaper edition.

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