The Upper Township Fire Department in Ironton (OH) has paid off a demo truck purchased in 2003 for $150,000.
It was the first new truck the department had purchased in 30 years.
Upper Township Fire Department receives $56,000 a year from a tax levy, and $1,200 a month, or $14,400 a year, went towards the truck payment.
Now that the truck is free and clear, J.D. Pancake, Upper Township fire chief, said the money from the levy will now be used for new gear.
“We were using FEMA money for our turnout gear,” he said. “But that money isn’t coming in like it used to.”
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