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West Lafayette welcomes back refurbished fire truck

A refurbished fire truck will be making its way back to West Lafayette in the next few weeks.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 4:53 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2018 5:15 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— A refurbished fire truck will be making its way back to West Lafayette in the next few weeks.

During 9/11, the West Lafayette Fire Department offered its truck to help in the terrorist attack but it was not needed.

The 2001, 95-foot aerial foot ladder fire truck is currently being revamped in Wisconsin and will honor the 343 firefighters who were killed in the attacks.

Thanks to Cumberland Elementary students, the new state insect, the Say's Firefly, will be painted on the back as a new addition.

Chief Tim Heath said the department is excited about the new updates.

"That truck is important to us because it honors the 343 firefighters who were killed in 9/11," said Heath. "It also honors our local kids and what they've done in state government to get the Say's Firefly brought in as the state insect."

The department will be bringing the truck back by July 30th or the 31st.

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