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Fire department receives new engine, chief vehicle

The SUV used by the battalion chief is powered by compressed natural gas

By Anna McFall
The Trussville Tribune

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. — Trussville's Fire Department recently added some new vehicles to its team. These aren't just any new vehicles: one cost around $500,000 and the other runs on compressed natural gas. The department received the new fire truck last week, something that only happens every 20 years.

"The one we have inside is 20 years old and it's been a good truck," firefighter Paul Givens said. "They usually don't last that long."

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The new engine was custom built to the department's specifications and includes enough storage space to hold 500 gallons of water inside the tanks of the truck. The new engine is also equipped with foam dispensers to help fight blazes that may be hazardous.

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