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Firefighters with the Starkville Fire Department are learning the ins and outs of the cityâ€™s new ladder truck technology this week. Chief Rodger Mann said the crew would begin training today on the truckâ€™s operations and pump system. The city obtained the new truck on May 29, a replacement for the 28-year-old Engine No. 2.
â€śWe want to familiarize the guys with the truck and its operations,â€ť Mann said. â€śThereâ€™s a critical need for a smooth transition â€¦ Thatâ€™s a $750,000 truck. Weâ€™ve got to know the people operating it know what theyâ€™re working with. We canâ€™t just assume.â€ť
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