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City receives new fire truck

Saturday, March 8, 2003 Posted 3:30 p.m.
The City of Minonk had a new fire truck delivered on February 13. The new International truck is a combination tanker/pumper. Volunteer fireman Paul Vallow said that the new truck costs $192,000 of which $72,000 was paid by an Illinois First grant. Vallow said that the new truck already has a recall on it that will require the replacement of a truck part. He said that the part should be replaced within the next week as soon as the part is delivered.

The new truck can hold 3,000 gallons of water and will be used primarily for rural fires where there is no ready water supply. Vallow said the new truck is definitely state of the art with most of the controls, including acceleration, operated through a digital panel.