The Unity (ME) Fire Department is raising money to replace its 1980 American LaFrance ladder truck, reports waldo.villagesoup.com.
During an emergency call on July 4, 2019, the apparatus blew a radiator hose and repairs don’t make fiscal sense, the report says. The department bought the truck in 2009 from the Hamilton (MA) Fire Department for $5,000.
A new truck could range anywhere between $950,000 to $1.3 million. The report notes fire officials have also been researching used trucks in the $25,000-to-$50,000 ballpark.
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