Westmont primes its pump : College gets truck, officials say it can't replace firefighters

Following up on lessons learned from the Tea Fire, Westmont College purchased a 350-gallon, water-pumping pickup truck to fortify campus fire defenses, officials announced Tuesday. The Dodge truck is equipped with a large hose and infrared camera, and Westmont officials say they were able to get it for $28,000 — $72,000 below its value, according to the school. more

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