The Halifax County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors has agreed to purchase a 2005 ladder truck for $360,000; they expect to receive it some time in July, according to a report published by The Gazette-Virginian.
According to the newspaper, the E-ONE 95-foot aerial platform is currently in service with the Cornwells Fire Company in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Firefighters recently traveled to see the apparatus and deemed it was right for their needs, the paper reported.
The county had contemplated spending $150,000 on repairs to its current 2001 aerial, but fire officials decided it would not be money well spent, the paper reported.
With a budget of up to $450,000, the county started looking for a used aerial instead, the paper reported, noting than an additional $40,000 was appropriated for miscellaneous equipment and up-fit.
County officials estimate the 2005 aerial will serve the community for five to seven years allowing time for savings for a new one to accumulate, the paper reported.