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Long Beach Fire Department adds new fire truck to its fleet

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The Long Beach Fire Department has added a brand-new fire truck to its fleet. The state-of-the-art fire truck was on display outside of Long Beach City Hall during the March 4 Board of Aldermen meeting for residents to check out.

The Board unanimously voted to authorize financing and purchase of the new fire truck after a recommendation by City Comptroller Kini Gonsoulin. On March 16, City leaders approved a transfer of $10,000 from the City’s proposed 2023 Paving Budget to Public Works’ Asphalt Budget to go towards purchase of this new fire truck, which will enhance the fire department’s timely and effective response to fires and other emergencies within the city.

Meanwhile, plans are still underway for the construction of a new fire station, Fire Station #3, set to be built on Johnson Road near the Industrial Complex in west Harrison County. Bids for the project are currently underway.