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July 31, 2006

Valdosta - Firefighters in Valdosta test new equipment that will assist the city's newest citizens.

The Turbo Draft was borrowed from a neighboring fire station.  It can pull up to 600 gallons of water a minute from a pool, pond, or any body of near by water.

It will be used to assist the 970 residential customers who will be incorporated into the city tomorrow.  "Some of those areas are more than 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant. What we're trying to do in Valdosta is enhance our firefighting capabilities of those areas." said Valdosta Fire Chief JD Rice.

Fire officials are happy with the results they've seen from the Turbo Draft.  They intend to order three of them at $1,800.00 a piece.

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