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Delta County Airport receives a new firetruck

The airport manager says it was a much-needed upgrade
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 5:33 PM EDT
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ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - The Delta County Airport in Escanaba has a new firetruck. It’s an Oshkosh 4x4 Striker and airport manager Andrea Nummilien says it was a much-needed upgrade.

All operations personnel at the airport and trained firefighters, specifically for airports.

The new firetruck features an infrared camera and digital controls. Nummilien says it’s like going from a flip phone to a smartphone.

“Our old firetruck is a 1992 old Oshkosh and it’s far surpassed the usable life expectancy. The new Oshkosh Striker 4x4 offers us greater fire suppression capabilities along with better versatility and control and all-around safety,” said Andrea Nummilien, Delta County Airport Manager.

The firetruck can reach up to 70 mph and can hold 1,500 gallons of water.

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