Skip to main content

NOT GETTING HOSED: City frugal with new fire truck expense

August 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — “We’ve done a good job of making this a work truck, not a parade truck.” Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue and his crew are finishing up the specs for the department’s new fire truck and are doing what they can to keep the cost down.

“We are improving some of the ways we do things in order to make it more unified for our community,” LaRue told Columbia City’s Common Council Tuesday. “We’re taking cost and benefit into consideration. We don’t have $50,000 lights and gold-plated doors.”

LaRue said the department is looking at its current trucks and figuring out how to make the new one better.

To read the rest of this story, see the Aug. 16 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Nothing brings out emotions and effort like facing your biggest rival. There aren’t...
KENDALLVILLE — The Columbia City girls’ basketball team started the season with and 8-0 run. Now...
MENTONE — The Whitko Wildcat boys’ basketball team opened Three Rivers Conference play Friday night...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes