Ladder truck display draws crowd

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Lamar Democrat/Melody Metzger
Members of the Lamar Fire Department presented a demonstration in both rescue and firefighting mode with their new 1999 Freightliner Model FL80 firetruck that features a 75 foot hydraulic ladder. The new truck went into service as of February 1 and prior to the demonstration Lamar Fire Chief Rick Heinen addressed the crowd, telling of the many opportunities provided by the truck.