The City of Decorah's older aerial ladder fire truck now has a new life--protecting the public in Farmington, Michigan.
After Decorah spent $900,000 to purchase an aerial ladder fire truck from the City of Indianola, it put its former aerial ladder fire truck up for sale--and reached an agreement with Farmington to purchase the fire truck for $80,000.
The City of Decorah paid for some repairs to the ladder after a Twin Cities firm, Emergency Apparatus Maintenance, did an inspection. The City of Farmington later paid for other repairs--and for a new coat of paint.
According to a press release from the City of Farmington, firefighters are learning this month how to operate the new rig and expect to put it into service next month.