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Townships get used pumper

Staff writer

For the first time in its history, Marion Fire Department will have a four-door pumper to use in fighting country fires.

Paid for by four rural townships – Centre, Grant, Wilson, and Gale – the 1995 diesel automatic Freightliner was purchased from Plano, Illinois, about 40 miles south of Chicago.

It features a 1,000-gallon water tank, an on-board generator for night lighting, and air packs installed on four of the five seats for quick fitting while riding.

β€œIt should be a good fire truck for the next 20 years,” captain Jim Davis said.

The pumper will replace a 1985 country pumper, which will be sold.

Last modified July 12, 2018