Christmas comes early for Fort Payne departments

On Dec. 16, the Fort Payne Fire Department received its newest fire truck and immediately put it into service at Station Two. The custom-built truck replaces a 22-year-old unit that will go on reserve. Fire Chief Ron Saferite said it features better air-rise suspension, improved pumps, brighter lights and all-reflective striping for improved public safety.  It was manufactured by the fifth generation family-owned Sutphen in Columbus, Ohio, with parts mainly made in the USA. Firefighters were joined by Mayor Brian Baine and City Council President Walter Watson and Council member John Smith. 

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