Grand Island Fire Debuts New Truck in Open House

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The Grand Island Fire Department unveiled their new fire engine Saturday to the public in an open house at Station 1.

Dozens of people were at the station for demonstrations, photo ops, and just asking questions about the station and equipment.

People were able to go inside fire trucks, ambulances, and the fire house.

The department said it's nice to have the public come out like that, especially since their tax money buys the equipment.

"We're very proud of what the community has done for us over the past several years and to have them come to the fire station and see it, it means a lot to us," said GIFD Fire Chief Corey Schmidt. "Ultimately they paid for these things and we're the stuards of it so we try and take great care of this, not only station but the trucks. It is a good feeling having them come out."

Schmidt especially liked having so many kids there so the department could educate the youth of Grand Island.