Monday, March 30, 2009
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Public invited to fire truck dedication Saturday

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[March 30, 2009]  The Lincoln Fire Department is inviting the citizens of Lincoln to a dedication ceremony for a new fire truck. The new truck will be dedicated to the citizens of Lincoln from the Lincoln firefighters. The short dedication ceremony will be on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Fire Department-City Hall, 700 Broadway St.

HardwareRefreshments will be provided.

The new truck is a 2008 Smeal brand pumper-aerial multiuse vehicle also known as a quint. A quint is a five-function fire truck that has a 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump, 75-foot aerial ladder, 425-gallon water tank, carries ground ladders and has fire hose of different sizes.

This vehicle was purchased through Fire Apparatus and Support Team, a business located in Lincoln. The cost of the vehicle without any equipment is $578,000. The state of Illinois provided a no-interest loan to the city to purchase this state-of-the-art apparatus.

The new vehicle was in part designed by Lincoln firefighters to meet the needs of the community and fire department. It took over two years of planning and construction of the new vehicle. This vehicle will improve public safety for the community and firefighters for many years to come.

For more information, contact the Lincoln Fire Department at 735-4020.

[Text from Lincoln Fire Department news release]

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