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SM firefighters get new rescue truck

Published On: Aug 19 2013 09:02:53 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 20 2013 05:30:29 PM CDT

Santa Maria airport firefighters have a new rescue truck on standby in case of a disaster.


The Santa Maria Airport fire station received a new rescue truck.

The new truck can carry 3,000 gallons of water and hundreds of gallons of gas, dry chemicals and foam. It also detects heat and can travel up to 70 miler per hour.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires that airport fire stations keep up with technology. That's why the FAA funded nearly 90 percent of the $1 million price tag on the truck. All firefighters at the station will undergo training on the truck and it will be ready for use in the next few weeks.  





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