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Thursday, December 28, 2006

A fire truck for the holidays


Did you ever want a shiny new fire truck for Christmas? Well, the town of Bellingham is getting one.

Selectmen recently voted to approve paying $388,217 to Pierce Manufacturing for a new pumper truck. According to Chief Richard Ranieri, the truck will replace a 1989 vintage pumper the department currently uses.

The new truck will have the ability to deliver 1,500 gallons of water per minute, Ranieri said, and includes some new cabinets for EMS supplies.

He told selectmen it was important to order the truck before the end of December because state emissions standards are getting tougher, which would add about $10,000 to the price.

-- Alison O'Leary Murray

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