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Firehouse Friday: Buying a new truck

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(FOX 25 / - When you're in the market for a new set of wheels, you go to the dealership. But when a fire department is in the market for a new fire truck, the dealership comes to you.

This Firehouse Friday, FOX 25 decided to kick the tires on a new truck and see what goes into purchasing a vehicle that can cost up to $1 million.
Minuteman Fire & Rescue says it's kind of like customizing a house on wheels. They say about 5,000 fire trucks are sold across the country every year and the needs of each community is different.

Jeffrey Fournier, President of Minuteman Fire & Rescue, says trucks nowadays trucks are even equipped with airbags.
After dropping off some Dunkin' Donuts to the company that gets fire departments rolling, FOX 25 headed out to Minuteman's backyard to meet the fire department of Walpole. You'll meet them too, next week.

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