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Russell County Commission Discusses Equipment Purchases for Fire Departments, EMS

Russell County CourthouseThe Russell County Commission discussed possible purchases of fire trucks and ambulances for two county fire departments and EMS at its meeting on Tuesday.

Commissioner Steve Boxberger says representatives from the Waldo and Dorrance Fire Departments spoke to the Commissioners at the meeting.

"We opened bids, separately, for a Waldo fire apparatus - the truck was purchased previously and it's going to be mounted on a new chassis - and also, a new complete truck for the Dorrance Fire Department," said Boxberger.

The Commissioners also addressed the possibility of purchasing a new ambulance or at least a new chassis for one of the existing ambulance mounts, but bids were not opened yet.

Other items discussed at Tuesday's meeting included a County Health Department report from Paula Bitter and an update on the successful Rural Opportunity Zone program offered by the county from Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Janae Talbott.

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