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Waterford (MI) Wants to Exchange Fire Apparatus for Training

The Waterford Regional Fire Department is hoping to exchange a surplus fire truck for training at Oakland Community College.

For about six months, the department has had a 1991 Pierce Quint 100’ Aerial ladder truck listed for sale. Once a Pontiac Fire Department truck, the vehicle was originally listed at $40,000. No calls or offers were made and the price was reduced to $25,000, still without any offers.

A new Sutphen Quint was purchased to replace it last year.

In order to avoid paying to recertify a truck that’s no longer in use, the department contacted the Oakland Community College CREST Center about donating the vehicle. In exchange for the truck, the college is offering $25,000 in training for fire department personnel.