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Cicso VFD gets $118,000 grant for new brush truck

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ABILENE, Texas - The Cisco Volunteer Fire Department is getting a much needed upgrade.

The department recently received a $118,000 grant to purchase a small brush truck through Texas A&M Forest Service's Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program.

According to the Cisco VFD Fire Chief Walter Fairbanks, the 2016 brush truck will be safer for the crew with new remote controlled technology that will allow them to fight fires from inside the truck.

It will also speed up response time because it is smaller and more agile than the truck currently in use, which is 32-years-old.

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