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Published December 19, 2010, 08:42 PM

GF Fire Department Gets New Hazmat Truck

Money allotted to fire stations across the State of North Dakota will help with hazmat response locally. The Grand Forks Fire Department received $420,000 for their new truck.

The Grand Forks Fire Department received $420,000 for their new truck.

The new vehicle has more room, lights and a portable air compressor to prolong time workers are on the scene.

Firefighters in bigger cities now have a bigger area to cover making hazmat response more cost efficient.

"Through homeland security funds, four major cities in the state, Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck and Mandan all received a truck and we're each responsible for about 25 percent of the State," Chad Cutshaw with the GFFD said.

The department hopes to have the truck up and running by the end of the year.

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