The Desloge (MO) Fire Department (DFD) has stepped up to help the Marquand Fire Department (MFD) after the latter lost its tanker truck to an accident a couple of months prior, reports dailyjournalonline.com.
On a call one night, an MFD crew member was turning the truck around when it died. He lost control, it flipped, and rolled down a 50-foot embankment, the report says. The 2,0000-gallon tanker was destroyed, but the firefighter suffered just two small cuts.
DFD just happened to have a 1992 tanker and a 1987 pumper lying around that weren’t in use. The report says the Board of Aldermen voted to wave the bidding process and approve a sale of the two trucks to Marquand for $15,000.