Chippewa Falls firefighters train on new truck

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) Firefighters in Chippewa Falls spent the day training on a new fire truck.

The City of Chippewa Falls voted to purchase a new Pierce Aerial fire truck back in 2013, replacing a 33 year old snorkel Truck.

And while the new truck costs around $900,000, Lieutenant Trevor Weiland with the Chippewa Falls Fire Department says this is an investment in the safety of the citizens of Chippewa Falls.

"The capabilities of this new truck are outstanding. We can do aerial rescue, we can go below grade. It does have a darby pump in it. It will reach one hundred feet in the air compared to our old snorkel which was 85 feet in the air," explains Weiland.

He says the old truck was sold to a neighboring community in Chippewa County.

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