According to a report from The Wetumpka Herald, the Eclectic Town Council has purchased a lightly-used 1997 engine for the Eclectic (AL) Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) for $35,000. EVFD Chief Josh Dorminey said the vehicle is “like new” and has fewer road miles than the department’s newest vehicle.
Dorminey said the EVFD hopes to have the engine in service within a week. Once in operation, the department plans to welcome it with a ceremonial “push-in” ceremony. It will replace a 1978 pumper truck that the department has been using as reserve.
The 1978 pumper truck was recently experiencing mechanical issues, and so it was more cost effective to get a new truck rather than fixing the current vehicle. The EVFD plans to sell the 1978 pumper.
The department also has a 2009 pumper truck, a 2009 rescue truck, a 2014 ambulance, and a 1998 ladder truck.