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By Bill Stevenson
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Palouse prepares to replace firetruck

Fire chief hopes to buy used truck to better versatility


August 5, 2021

Marvin Pillers I Whitman County Fire District 4

It's not at the end of its 30 years of service, but a replacement could improve firefighting abilities for Palouse and Whitman County Fire District 4.

PALOUSE - It's not broke, but they are prepared to fix the aging firetruck used by Whitman County Fire District 4 and the City of Palouse.

"We have some trucks pushing 30 years and are looking to replace them," said Whitman County Fire District 4 Fire Chief Scott Beeson. "We can't afford new trucks so we buy used."

Replacing the 25-year-old fire truck is in the initial stages of replacement. First, they are finding the finances to buy a new-to-them firetruck. Palouse firetrucks are replaced after 30 years of service.

It's a 1996 International truck chassis with a custom body built by a fir...

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