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Members of Somerset Fire/Rescue examine and marvel over the department’s new rescue/pumper truck after it arrived from Appleton on Friday, May 30. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Somerset’s new fire truck finally arrives

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You may have wondered what the blasting siren was all about if you were in the Somerset vicinity around 5:45 p.m. on Friday, May 30. It was the celebratory sound of the long-awaited arrival of Somerset Fire/Rescue’s new pumper/rescue truck as it cruised into town.


Fire Chief Travis Belisle and other crew members drove to Appleton to pick up the new truck from Pierce Manufacturing.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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