Cedar Hill (MO) Welcome Back Repaired Pumper

Cedar Hill Fire Photo

Firefighters with the Cedar Hill (MO) Fire Protection District are pleased to have a pumper truck back in service after a rear-end collision put it out of service last summer.

According to a report published by Leader Publications, the 2017 Pierce pumper was wrecked in August 2020 when it was hit by a motorist while firefighters extinguished a debris fire on Highway 30 Bridge over the Big River.

Cedar Hill’s 2017 pumper sustained damage when it was rear-ended in August 2020. Cedar Hill Fire Photo

The cost of the repairs was $180,000 and the district had to pay a $500 deductible because the woman who hit the truck had no insurance, the publication reported.

The timing of the return of the 2017 engine was appreciated as the department lost a 2005 Pierce when it was totaled in a rollover wreck in June while it was responding to a fire involving two structures in Ware, according to the report.

The district is working with the insurance company to replace the engine which cost $361,933 in 2005, Leader Publications reported.

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