Milaca (MN) Adds Rescue Truck

Milaca, MN—A rescue truck from the Rogers Fire Department will make its new home in Milaca, as part of the town fire department’s fleet. The truck will arrive as soon as some redecorating tasks are complete.

MFD purchased the truck in a sealed-bid auction in November 2014. Milaca won rights to the vehicle with a bid of $24,800, a bid submitted to Rogers after the Milaca City Council approved a bid of up to $25,000 at its November 2014 meeting.

While the City Council authorized the bid, the purchase of the truck will be financed through proceeds of the Fire Department’s charitable gambling operations, according to City Manager Greg Lerud.

The vehicle is a 1992 heavy rescue vehicle with a International 4900 truck chassis. The vehicle has a walk-in rescue-style body and is equipped with a 6,000-watt gas generator and system for filling oxygen tanks used by firefighters. It has 9,277 miles and 1,021 hours on the engine, according to sales information provided by the Rogers Fire Department.

Rogers was seeking a minimum bid of $21,000.

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