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Ceremony to dedicate new Texarkana, Texas, fire truck Monday

by Gazette Staff | March 22, 2023 at 12:49 p.m. | Updated March 22, 2023 at 1:24 p.m.
Texarkana, Texas, Fire Department's new Engine 7 is shown in this undated photo. TTFD will dedicate the engine in a ceremony Monday, March 27, 2023, at Station 7 on 3101 S. Lake Drive. (Submitted photo)

TEXARKANA, Texas -- The Fire Department on Wednesday invited the public to celebrate the addition of a new engine to its fleet.

Festivities Monday will include a washing ceremony, a blessing and "a few fire service traditions for everyone to enjoy," according to a City Hall news release.

The "Lucky No. 7" pumper truck was manufactured in Brandon, South Dakota, by Spartan Emergency Response. It took 18 months to complete, with a total cost of $731,000.

The new truck has 450 horsepower, carries a five-person crew and can pump 1,500 gallons per minute with a 750-gallon tank capacity.

The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, at TTFD Station 7, 3101 S. Lake Drive.

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