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Huntertown Fire Department To Sell Two Trucks

Huntertown Fire Department

Chances are you probably see a firetruck at least once a day on your commute, but have you ever wondered what happens to a truck when a fire department doesn’t want it anymore?

Huntertown’s fire department is looking to sell not one, but two of its trucks. Engine 91 is a 1995 Pierce Saber with 44,000 miles on it, while Rescue 98 is a 2002 Pierce Enforcer with just 15,000 miles.

The move comes as the department attempts to combine rescue services into one unit, which leaves them with more trucks than they need.

But if sold, where do the trucks go? Huntertown EMS Chief Tyler Treesh says it’s common for older trucks to simply change fire departments, sometimes out of the U.S.

“Maybe from Mexico or other countries that will come in and purchase a group of apparatus to take down to their country to provide better protection for their citizens.”

According to Treesh, the fire department says there will be no reduction in services as a result of selling the trucks.

If you’re thinking about adding one of these to your garage, you better be ready to pay: the Engine 91 is being sold for $50,000 while the Rescue 98 has a $150,000 price tag.

Zach joined 89.1 WBOI as a reporter and local host for All Things Considered. He currently hosts Morning Edition.