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City unveils new MTSU-branded fire engine at game [+VIDEO]

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department and Middle Tennessee State University unveiled the city’s newest fire engine, complete with the university’s logos and colors, at a brief ceremony April 16 before the Blue-White spring football game.

Here’s a recap:

The new truck will become MFRD’s Engine 3. The company, located on Mercury Boulevard, is the unit closest to the university’s campus.

The truck made its grand entrance just before noon in the Greenland Drive parking lot next to the Blue Raiders Athletic Association tailgate and near the Kennon Athletic Hall of Fame. A brief press conference was held in front of the new fire truck, and Blue Raider cheerleaders and the university’s mascot, Lightning, posed with fans for pictures and will hand out posters.

From left, Murfreesboro City Councilman and MTSU alumnus Doug Young; Danielle Mayeaux, MTSU assistant athletic director; Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department Chief Mark Foulks; and Andrew Oppmann, vice president of marketing and communications at MTSU stand in front of the new MTSU-themed fire truck unveiled on campus Saturday, April 16, that will serve the university campus from Station No. 3. (MTSU photo)

Murfreesboro City Councilman and MTSU alumnus Doug Young, left, joins Danielle Mayeaux, MTSU assistant athletic director; Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department Chief Mark Foulks; and Andrew Oppmann, vice president of marketing and communications at MTSU, in front of the new MTSU-themed fire truck unveiled on campus April 16 that will serve the university campus from Station No. 3. (MTSU photos)

“We are very proud to have Middle Tennessee State University in our city, and excited to increase the partnership between the university and the city as a whole,” said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks.

“Displaying the university logos on our apparatus that responds to MTSU is a great way for us to show that MFRD is True Blue.”

MFRD-PatchThe Blue Raider Athletic Association and the university’s Office of Alumni Relations hosted a tailgate event at the Greenland Lawn before the game.

After the tailgate, the Middle Tennessee football team concluded spring drills with the annual Blue-White Spring Game presented by Kroger.

Visit GoBlueRaiders.com for a Spring Game recap and for more information about Blue Raider athletics.

 

 

MTSU fans get their first look at the new MTSU-themed Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department truck unveiled Saturday, April 16, before the Blue-White Spring Game. The fire truck will serve the university campus from Station No. 3. (MTSU photo)

MTSU fans get their first look at the new MTSU-themed Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department truck unveiled April 16 before the Blue-White Spring Game. The fire truck will serve the university campus from Station No. 3.

MTSU cheerleaders sit on the new MTSU-themed Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department truck unveiled Saturday, April 16, before the Blue-White Spring Game. The fire truck will serve the university campus from Station No. 3. (MTSU photo)

MTSU cheerleaders sit on the new MTSU-themed Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department truck unveiled April 16 before the Blue-White Spring Game. The fire truck will serve the university campus from Station No. 3.

MTSU on Saturday helped dedicate the new Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department truck that will serve the university campus from Station No. 3. (MTSU photo)

MTSU helped dedicate a new Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department truck April 16 that will serve the university from Station No. 3, located on Mercury Boulevard near the campus. (MTSU photo)

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