The fire chief says the truck is adequate and will save money, while union officials say it could delay response times.
The department plans to use a pickup truck equipped with sirens and lights to respond to medical calls as part of a two-year study.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the pickup truck cost $60,000 after a camper was added to hold medical equipment. A new ladder truck would cost about $1 million.
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