Tempers Flare, but Calif. Officials OK Ladder Truck

Atwater firefighters say it's imperative they buy a 109-foot aerial.

Cal Fire Chief Nancy Koerperich said Wednesday she is pleased with the council’s decision.

“The City Council has a right to say ‘no,’ ” she said, “but it’s just our job to let them know the good and the bad of the decision in hopes that they can make an educated decision.”

The new firetruck is anticipated to arrive in January, Koerperich said.


Sun-Star staff writer Ramona Giwargis can be reached at (209) 385-2477 or rgiwargis@mercedsunstar.com.


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