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Crawford fire department receives three water tankers

Fire Chief Pate says the new tankers will help get to fires across the county more effectively.
ROBERTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - New fire engines are in the works for the fire department in Crawford County. 

They'll go from using tankers that were made in the 1970's to newer tankers built in 2008. 

The department received the tankers from the military, through the Georgia Forestry Commission.

Chief Randy Pate says the new tools will help get to fires across the county more effectively.

"This is a tremendous tool to have. I can use manpower a lot more wisely by bringing more water per truck," Pate said.  

The county will receive three tankers each valued at about $166,000. 

The trucks will hold about 2,000 more gallons of water than the old tankers. 
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