Several fire departments across Delta County (MI) Wednesday received about $1.1 million in donated equipment via the From Our Firehouse to Yours program, reports dailypress.net. The equipment was donated by departments in the Lower Peninsula.
Retired firefighters doled out equipment as they travelled caravan-style in a box truck and three trailers to The Pantry Truck Stop in Rapid River, down Bayshore Drive into Gladstone, and down 9th Street to Lakeshore Drive before coming up to the Besse Fire Hall, the report says.
The program delivers donated fire equipment to departments in need, and this was its seventh delivery in the last five years. All but one of those seven were made to the Upper Peninsula, according to the report. Officials estimate that roughly $5.1 million worth of gear has received new life through the program.