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Behind the scenes: What it takes to build a fire truck

On this special edition of South Metro Unscripted, we follow the SMFR Apparatus Committee to Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin for the final inspection of 7 new fire apparatus. This historic purchase is the largest for SMFR with 2 Towers and 5 Engines. Special thanks to Pierce and Front Range Fire Apparatus for this behind the scenes look at what it takes to build a fire truck.

Atlanta firefighters are dealing with several trucks out for repair and sharing others across firehouses
A new fire engine, rescue and ambulances help Cumberland firefighters deal with increasing calls and maintenance issues
Fire apparatus are powerful machines and must be operated responsibly and with “due regard” for the safety of the public
It’s time to put these issues to rest once and for all – and start doing the right thing