Grant awarded to Winnebago to buy newer fire truck

Grant awarded to Winnebago to buy newer fire truck
FILE PHOTO (Source: City of Winnebago)

WINNEBAGO, Minn. (KEYC) - The US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development has awarded the city of Winnebago a grant to buy a newer firetruck.

The Community Facility Disaster Grant of $24,500 will be combined with local funds to buy a $70,000 heavy rescue truck to replace a much older truck.

The City of Winnebago Fire Department is comprised of 22 volunteer firefighters that respond to fire, search and rescue, and hazardous material emergencies in a 118 square mile area.

The USDA says the newer truck will help the department provide more efficient service and response times.

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