Tucson Fire's Alpha Truck Program up for national award

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The National League of Cities (NLC) has picked the Tucson Fire Department's (TFD) Alpha Truck Program as a finalist for the 2008 Awards for Municipal Excellence. Alpha Trucks are pickup trucks staffed by two paramedics who respond to non-emergency calls. In the past, TFD would dispatch a fire engine, ladder truck, or paramedic unit to these type of calls.

NLC will announce the winner of the award in November.