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Havre Fire Department celebrating new top-of-the-line truck

 

Ryan Welch

Havre Fire Department's new fire truck sits outside of the department Monday so the firefighters can familiarize themselves with the new vehicle.

The Havre Fire Department received Monday the department's first new pump fire engine in 26 years.

"We don't see brand new trucks every day. ... To see it happen is once in a career," Fire Chief Mel Paulson said.

The new truck is a handmade Pierce Arrow XT fire engine, painted with a "smoke over fire" scheme, black over red, with top-of-the-line electronic and safety features while still maintaining some of the more traditional features, Paulson said.

He added that it is also more economical with space, giving it a large amount of additional storage.

Paulson said the truck was built f...



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