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Ill. City Adds Smaller Fire Apparatus

March 17, 2017

Photo of an F-550 fire truck via Wikimedia/Greg Goebel
Photo of an F-550 fire truck via Wikimedia/Greg Goebel

The City of Wood River, Ill., is hoping to cut costs and increase service level with smaller fire apparatus. At a recent City Council meeting, Fire Chief Brendan McKee cited rising maintenance costs, fuel costs, an increase in call volume, and the growing cost of fusl-size fire apparatus, reports The Telegraph.

Wood River City Council approved purchasing a smaller vehicle, which will cost less than a full-size apparatus and help extend the usable lifespan of the city's existing fire trucks. The Fire Department plans on buying a Ford F-550 chassis, a truck body from Knapheide, and a 300-gallon pump skid.

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