Firefighters with the Barnegat Light Volunteer Fire Company are fundraising to help pay for a new fire engine the department recently received.
According to a report published by The Sand Paper, the cost of the new engine was higher because of new standards and regulations and the department needs more help to cover the $525,000 price tag.
Firefighters have been selling shirts and hats and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Barnegat Light Fire Company is planning an annual auction, since some of the COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, the paper said.
Additionally, the department has sent out two letters of appeal to residents and businesses seeking funds to offset the cost, the newspaper reported.
The firefighters are also hoping the sale of the 21-year-old truck it replaces will help cover the cost of some of the cost to equip the new engine, the paper reported.