Palouse prepares to replace firetruck
Fire chief hopes to buy used truck to better versatility
August 5, 2021
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...