Fire department waiting on new rig

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MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — It’s been 17-years since the city got a new firetruck, but that’s changing.

The fire department hopes to get its new truck later this week. It’s different than their current fleet because it’s both a rescue truck and engine.

Right now, there are separate trucks for the separate jobs. Leaders say the new truck will be better for the city, especially as the department has gotten smaller.

The new truck is 36′ long; 3-to-4 feet longer than current trucks which they’ll be keeping as well. 

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