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New Grass Valley Fire Engine Approved

For the first time in a decade, the Grass Valley Fire Department is getting a new fire engine. The City Council approved the purchase at its meeting last night. Interim Fire Chief Mark Buttron says the new engine will be custom built in Pennsylvania, and is quite an upgrade from what they currently have…

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The new engine will be 28-feet long—about a foot longer than what they have, but with a shorter wheel base—allowing them to get into some tighter areas. It will be ordered some time next week, and should take about 300 days before it’s ready for use, meaning it should arrive around August or September of next year…

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The purchase price is 454-thousand dollars, which will be paid for with Measure N funds upon delivery. The new engine will replace Engine Two, which will be put in reserve.

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