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Clinton (IA) Fire Department Dedicates New Rig to Fallen Firefighter

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The Clinton (IA) Fire Department recently took delivery of a Pierce aerial platform. According to KWQC, the new rig is dedicated to a firefighter who died in the line of duty. Lieutenant Eric Hosette was killed in January after responding to a fire followed by an explostion at a grain procesing facility.

The truck is numbered 190 after Hosette’s badge number. The truck was “housed” recently. KWQC reports that hundreds of Clinton residents came to the ceremony. According to Battalion Chief Joel Atkinson, Hosette had a love for mechanics and building fire trucks.