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Deshler Fire Department gets loan from state

DESHLER, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Residentsin Deshler could soon see faster response times from the fire department thanksto a $300,000 loan from the state.

Themoney will be used to replace a fire engine from 1989. It still runs, but fireofficials say it is out of date and not up to code.

Thenew engine will be safer for firefighters, and it will allow them to respond tofires in less time. It will also be equipped to fight ethanol fires.

"Weneeded more capabilities to fight the fires we were dealing with now, otherthan what we were dealing with 25 years ago," said Fire Chief Willis Croninger,Jr.

Thestate fire marshal says the state chose to award the loan to Deshler based onthe number of runs they make and the age of their equipment.

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