The Keweenaw Bay (MI) Fire Department recently purchased a 1989 Ford F-350 for $10,000.
The apparatus was purchased from a fire department in AL and refurbished in Fort May (NJ). It was hauled back to the northern Baraga Township (MI) area by Dynamite Towing.
Despite its age, the vehicle has just 68,000 miles on it. Officials say it will also be used when responding to traffic calls, downed power lines, and other such jobs.
“This truck will increase our department’s flexibility when responding to calls for service,” the department writes on Facebook. “In a township with a wide variety of terrain, a smaller rig like this will allow our firefighters to reach remote and tough-to-access fires in a more effective fashion. In addition to fighting fires, this rig will be useful for traffic-related calls such as crashes and downed power lines. Its size will allow our team to navigate busy highway traffic more safely.”