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Pipeline co. helps firefighters get new truck


STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – A natural gas pipeline company has donated $25,000 to help a rural Stevens Point volunteer fire department buy a new fire engine.

The grant from TransCanada Corp., will help finance the purchase of the $204,000 truck, Ron Slicer, a firefighter and spokesman for the Township of Dewey Volunteer Fire Department, said Thursday.

A TransCanada pipeline travels through the township, Slicer said.

The new fire truck will replace a 1984 fire engine as the department's “front line engine,” he said.

The department has a fleet of six trucks and 19 volunteer firefighters, Slicer said.

The Dewey Town Board recently agreed to apply for a state loan to finance most of the cost of the new truck, about $154,000, Slicer said.

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