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Woodruff Fire Department takes step toward purchasing ladder truckSubmitted: 06/19/2018
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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Woodruff Fire Department takes step toward purchasing ladder truck
WOODRUFF - The Woodruff Fire Department took a step towards getting a new kind of fire truck to its station. For years, the department has considered investing in a ladder truck to better serve the community.

Recently the town board has given the department to go-ahead to start looking.

A demonstration was held Tuesday night so that the department could see the difference between a 75 ft. ladder versus a 107 ft. ladder truck. The demonstration was also to get town board members more familiar with that kind of truck. 


"Just to show that it's not this big monster that's not going to go down driveways," said Woodruff Fire Chief Mike Timmons. "It will still do what our other truck is, that's why we brought out our engine two to show the size difference isn't that much different." 

Timmons says currently the nearest ladder truck to their department is in St. Germain. The department hopes to have a ladder truck of their own by next summer.


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