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Two new Albany Fire Trucks will help keep ISO rating

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Fire Department is preparing to put two new pumper trucks into service.

The trucks will help keep insurance rates down as the state installs new I-S-O rating standards next month.

The Pierce pumper trucks cost about $260,000 each.

They arrived this week and are being fitted with new standardized equipment.

The new I-S-O standards go into effect July 1st and are used to set insurance rates for business and home owners.

The new trucks will help Albany keep one of the best grades in the state.

Albany Fire Department Chief James Carswell said "But it actually improves our efficiency of our operation, by having the new equipment. And it benefits the whole community."

The trucks will replace two trucks that went into service in 1984 and 1991.

Those old trucks will be sold, with the money going back to the city budget.

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