Plainville (CT) has a new $588,000 rescue truck, which carries items needed at fires, accidents and emergency scenes. The truck was brought to town last week from a KME plant in Nesquehoning (PA).
The new vehicle carries rescue tools needed for fire or injury calls, including inflatable air bags to lift heavy objects at accident and industrial calls.
The truck will replace a 1989 fire rescue truck that is wearing out and very difficult to repair because its maker is no longer in business. The town will soon list the 25-year-old truck with a national broker, in hopes of getting more than the top offer to date of $6,500 from a potential buyer. Council members have said that fire department members believe the older truck should sell for as much as $20,000.
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