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.
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.