THFD debuts new and improved fire truck


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Terre Haute Fire Department recently bought a brand new truck.

The 2019 Pierce is about five feet shorter than the 2006 KME, THFD’s other truck.

While the new truck carries the same amount of water and equipment, the difference in length will help THFD get around town a bit easier, according to THFD Chief Jeff Fisher. 

While five feet might not seem like much, the KME dealt with striking other vehicles during its speedy journey to a fire, but Fisher says the Pierce is expected to have a much more successful impact on the drive. 

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