The Norfolk Fire Division donated (sold for $1) a rural pumper truck to the Hadar Rural Fire Protection District for use by the Hadar Volunteer Fire Department.
The nearly 25-year-old truck has many fires under its belt. Norfolk Fire Chief Scott Cordes said it was time to upgrade and purchase a newer, more modern piece of firefighting apparatus.
“Historically, there is little trade-in or re-sale value for a 25-year-old truck. Also, the desire to keep the unit close by so that it could possibly be utilized by one of our mutual aid partners seemed like the right thing to do,” Cordes said.
The Norfolk Rural Fire Board had originally purchased the truck and given it to the Norfolk Fire Division for use as part of a 12-year contract between the two entities. The Norfolk Fire Division covers the 102.5 square miles of the Norfolk Rural Fire District in addition to the area within the Norfolk city limits.