New fire truck on the way for Park Rapids Fire Department
"Out with the old" isn't exactly the Park Rapids Fire Department's mantra these days, but the squad is steadily accumulating younger manpower and newer vehicles.
As the 26-member department ages and more firefighters retire, "we're becoming a younger squad," said Fire Chief Donn Hoffman. "We could have two openings this spring."
The department has just ordered a new custom-built engine, a $379,883 investment. It has all the bells and whistles.
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