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Ironwood to purchase new fire truck


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IRONWOOD – The Ironwood City Commission approved the purchase of a new Pierce pumper fire engine at its meeting Monday evening.

The price tag is $874,920, and now the city needs to find a way to pay for it. Delivery of the yet unbuilt truck is expected in three years, and the city has 30 months to come up with the first payment, said Public Safety Director Andrew DiGiorgio.

The process of buying a new fire truck started before the COVID-19 pandemic and then it came to a halt, said DiGiorgio.

“There is a life expectancy on a fire truck and our engi...