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New flashers installed for West Lafayette fire station

Station three of the West Lafayette Fire Department has upgraded their area with new flashers.

Posted: Mar 31, 2019 2:00 PM
Updated: Apr 1, 2019 12:05 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI)—New flashers have recently been installed near West Lafayette Fire Station 3. 

The goal of the flashers is to help notify drivers and pedestrians when fire crews are out and blocking traffic flow.

Fire trucks have to be backed into the station, and many drivers in the past have raised concerns driving around the 40 feet trucks.

The flashers are on Kalberer Road near Fire Station three and are remotely turned on.

Captain Drew Fellure says these flasher will enhance the safety in the area.

One of these trucks is about 26 feet long. The other is 40 feet long," said Fellure. "And it takes a lot of skill to drive a truck like that and to drive it backwards. There's a lot of pedestrains that we have to look out for while we are backing in."

The flashers were installed March 21st. 

(Courtesy of: Facebook and West Lafayette Fire Department)

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