Freeport officials approved spending about $648,000 for a new fire truck, reports The Times Record.
The new truck will replace two engines that are 1990 and 2001 models. The two older trucks will be put out to bid. The new truck will combine the uses of the two older trucks into one piece of equipment. The fire department will have two engines, one latter truck, three rescue trucks, a brush truck and a service pickup truck.
The new fire truck is estimated to arrive in about 10 months. The truck will be custom built in Florida and hold 2,500 gallons of water as well as four firefighters.