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Verndale city council moves swiftly on fire truck bargain

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The Verndale City Council approved a $50,000 down payment to purchase a 2004 pumper tanker truck to replace the fire department's outdated trucks.

Councilman Bruce Koppenhaver described the truck as "the fire department equivalent of only being driven to church on Sunday."

The truck has never fought a fire, said Mayor Wayne Stave. It was used as a demo at shows.

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