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By Forrest Hershberger
Publsher, Sun-Telegraph 

New Fire Truck Unveiled

Six-Year Wait Results in State-of-the-Art Response


January 5, 2022

It is a process six years in the making, a process that cost a lot of budgeting and support from the City of Sidney and the community.

Almost exactly a year after it was ordered, the Sidney Fire Department received its newest response unit, a 2021 fire engine.

Fire Chief Laverne Bown said the process of purchasing the truck has taken five to six years. In that time, the city council approved saving a percent of the fire department's budget each year. The frugal approach allowed the department to make a cash down payment on the truck of almost have the purchase price.

“A lot of time and e...

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