Whitehall Township (PA) Bureau of Fire Donating Apparatus to AL Department

The Shinbone Valley (AL) Volunteer Fire Department lost all its firefighting equipment and saw its station razed.

The Whitehall Township (PA) Bureau of Fire plans to donate a retired apparatus to a volunteer fire company in Alabama which was hit hard by a tornado, reports wfmz.com.

The Shinbone Valley (AL) Volunteer Fire Department in Delta lost all its firefighting equipment and saw its station razed by Mother Nature last spring.

Fire officials say the 1990 Mack special edition engine—which was placed out of service three years ago—will be transported to Delta.

They estimate that the apparatus would net about $4,000 at auction, had the department went that route, and that a similar engine manufactured today would cost about $650,000.

AL fire officials say additional equipment and apparatus donations have come in from other parts of PA, in addition to NJ, TN, and other places.

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