Dresden (ME) to Auction Off Two Used Fire Trucks

The final sales prices will go into the town’s reserve fund and to community programs and other public safety initiatives.

According to a report from The Times Record, the town of Dresden, Maine, is auctioning off a 1991 Volvo AutoCar tanker/pumper and a 1975 Pierce pumper that was refurbished in 1996 at municibid.com, an Internet auction site for local government agencies and schools to sell their surplus, forfeitures, or confiscated items directly to the public.

Dresden town administrator Michael Faass said the town recently purchased a new $280,000 pumper truck to replace the two aging fire apparatus, prompting town officials to auction off the older models.

Faass also stated that the final sales prices will go into the town’s reserve fund and to community programs and other public safety initiatives.

The current bid on the Pierce pumper is $2,000 based on three bids. It has 16,000 miles on the odometer

The current bid on the AutoCar is $5,500 based on six bids. It has 19,000 miles on the odometer.

The online auction for the Pierce pumper will end on Friday, July 23, while the AutoCar tanker/pumper auction will end on Monday, July 26.

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