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Albany gets new fire trucks

January 26, 2007

Albany -- The Albany Fire Department is equipping two new fire trucks, getting them ready to go into service.

The 2007 Kenworth Fire pumpers cost about $180,000 apiece. They will join the other 11 pumpers and one aerial truck in the Albany Fire Department fleet.

It's part of the Department's 30 month build up to improve their Insurance Safety Rating to the top level possible.   Chief James Carswell said "That's our ultimate goal, obviously to improve the fire insurance rates for our citizens. Also possibly attract new industry and commercial business into Dougherty County because of that low rating."

The two new pumpers should go into service in about two weeks. One will be stationed at Meredyth Drive, the other on Gordon Road.

A second aerial fire truck is now being built, but Chief Carswell says it will still be several months before it is finished.

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