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COLUMBIA CITY â€” â€śWeâ€™ve done a good job of making this a work truck, not a parade truck.â€ť Columbia City Fire Chief Tom LaRue and his crew are finishing up the specs for the departmentâ€™s new fire truck and are doing what they can to keep the cost down.
â€śWe are improving some of the ways we do things in order to make it more unified for our community,â€ť LaRue told Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council Tuesday. â€śWeâ€™re taking cost and benefit into consideration. We donâ€™t have $50,000 lights and gold-plated doors.â€ť
LaRue said the department is looking at its current trucks and figuring out how to make the new one better.
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