New firetruck dedicated in East Lansing

The truck came fully equipped with features and modifications that will allow fire-fighter paramedics to work extended periods of time (Source:WILX).
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EAST LANSING, MI (WILX) -- East Lansing's Fire Department has a brand new tool to help fight fires in high-rise buildings.

The city dedicated a 100-foot-ladder truck on Thursday.

The truck came fully equipped with features and modifications that will allow firefighter-paramedics to work extended periods of time.

The truck also has the capability to fight fires in buildings up to eight stories high.

The truck replaces the city's old 75-foot-ladder truck that had a broken frame.

The truck cost nearly $1 million and was paid for with money set aside for fleet replacements along with money from East Lansing's income tax.

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