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Waterloo fire station receives new safer truck

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Out with the old, in with the new.

The Waterloo Fire Department just got a new engine, and it'll make a big impact on the area it services.

The old truck has been used since 1992.

The station covers the east side of downtown to the city limits including elementary schools and major businesses.

The chief says this new truck is a lot safer and will help serve the community better, and the rescue team is excited to put it to use.

"It's basically a bigger truck, has better lighting, better safety features, and a larger pump capacity. Because of the logistics of the area 305 serves, we actually end up being on the scene a little longer," says Lieutenant Bart Samuelson.

The truck is a lot quieter than the old one, and it has better scene lighting too which will help with fires at night.


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