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Grass Valley Deploys New Fire Engine

Grass Valley’s Fire Station One, on Brighton Street, is now home to a new engine. Engine One, the second to be purchased by the city in the last couple of years, went into service gvfd-new-fire-engine-2earlier this month. Fire Chief Mark Button says its similar to the other new one that was put into service at Station Two on Sierra College Drive early last year, with one change…

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gvfd-new-fire-engine-1Both engines were paid for with Measure N money, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in 2012. Each cost about 465-thousand dollars. Buttron says the old engines that have been replaced are still around…

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The engines were custom ordered from a company in Pennsylvania, and take about a year to build. Buttron says the city shouldn’t need another new fire engine for at least five years.

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