To mark its 150th year in service, Sharpsburg (PA) Volunteer Fire Department purchased a $700,000 Spartan Metro Star 75-foot aerial truck to replace its 21-year-old ladder truck, reports triblive.com.
Improved safety features on the new apparatus include seating for six with SCBA units, better ladder lighting, a larger pump, and more hose.
The truck was originally marked at $1 million before sellers slashed about 30% from the price. The old aerial was sold to a fire department in Alton, N.H.
An official says a 20-year loan, combined with revenue from the borough’s fire tax, will cover payments.