Brownsville Fire Department is working with the city council to explore buying a fire truck, reports The Caledonia Argus.
COVID-19 has also accelerated how quickly used fire trucks are being picked up by other fire departments, which is a consideration.
Fire officials have asked whether the department could put half of the cost down and finance the rest, as interest rates were extremely low. Plus, there would be more money left in the capital account for other upgrades.
The council approved a motion to allow the fire department to put $10,000 down once they found the desired fire truck. After the council was contacted about the potential purchase, then they have up to $45,000 to spend on the truck.