Palestine (TX) Buys Nearly $1-Million Fire Apparatus

City council members approved the purchase of an $870,000 fire truck for the Palestine Fire Department, reports Palestine Herald-Press.

The truck, financed over 10 years, will replace the aged “Tower 1” ladder-truck. The department could have refurbished Tower 1, but that would have cost more than $500,000 and lasted only 10 years.

The quint, built by Ohio-based Sutphen, carries 480 gallons of water – plus 20 gallons of firefighting foam – a 75-foot ladder, six gear compartments, and space to hold six firefighters in full gear.

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