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Fire and police departments receive new vehicles

Friday, November 16, 2012

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Pictured above are two of the new units purchased in recent months by the City of Monett. One of two 2013 Dodge Chargers with a police package, at left, and the new 2012 Pierce-Kenworth fire truck for Monett's station one, at right, with Firefighter Jeff Owens and Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones. [Times photo by Melonie Roberts] [Order this photo]
The City of Monett has recently purchased three new vehicles for the police and fire departments.

The fire truck was picked up in Bradenton, Fla., and driven back to Monett in October.

Engine 1113 features a 1,000-gallon water tank and a 50-gallon foam tank, in addition to larger storage compartments and the new LED lighting technology.

The truck tops out a 58-miles per hour, a safety feature for the unit when it is fully loaded.

Firefighters will transfer equipment from two older units to fully equip the larger rig.

The new standard police issue Dodge Charger, one of two new vehicles purchased for the police department, can reportedly travel in excess of 130 miles per hour. It has been fully equipped with an onboard computer system, radar, heavy-duty disc brakes and other features specific to police vehicles. It also features more leg room, allowing for officer comfort during long patrols.

The change out of police vehicles is part of the ongoing process to rid the department's fleet of older vehicles and replacing them with new models.


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How in the world can this article be in the paper and leave out the most obvious and pertinent question?!: "What did these cost us???" You know "us"?, the ones that pay for all this stuff. Perhaps it is better if all us little people just know as little as possible.

-- Posted by common-tater on Fri, Nov 16, 2012, at 8:55 PM


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