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City gives initial nod for two firetrucks
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McMinnville Fire Department could be getting two new firetrucks at a cost of $877,886. The measure received committee approval and needs city board acceptance.Safety Committee members Mike Neal, chairman, and Ken Smith voted in favor of the purchase, while Alderman Rick Barnes voted against it.The city went out for bids on a quint and an engine. A quint is a fire service apparatus that serves the dual purpose of an engine and ladder truck, while an engine is a multi-purpose vehicle carrying firefighters and equipment for a wide range of firefighting and rescue tasks.