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Firefighters feel like kids at Christmas

December 23, 2003

Albany-- Many kids will get toy fire trucks under their Christmas tree, but some south Georgia firefighters got super sized trucks.

The Albany Fire Department just received a special delivery of five new fire engines. They cost more than $174,000 each, but local sales tax money has paid for nine trucks in the past three years.

Tuesday was a special day, as firefighters got all five trucks at one time.

"It's kind of like a Christmas present," said Chief James Carswell. "We've been anticipating this delivery for six months. We knew it was coming prior to Christmas and we're real excited about the addition to the fleet."

These will replace their older early 1980's models. The 2003 trucks allow all firefighters to ride in the air conditioned inside.

The older models, which are still functional and up to code, will be auctioned off.

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