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City looking at donating old fire truck to smaller community

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The City is looking at donating one of its older fire trucks to a small community.

Deputy Fire Chief Kelly Gilday says the 1990 Pierce Telesquirt is no longer useful to the department.

“It’s reached its years of usefulness; it’s now over 20 years old. For us to use it, we would have to get it re-certified, and that is a huge cost undertaken, and then we still have a 20-some year old piece of apparatus, and so right now there still are some issues with it, and that’s why we’re taking it out of service.”

Gildray adds that the fire department likely wouldn’t get anything for it at an auction.

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If the donation is approved by city council, they’ll look at finding it a new home in Alberta or Western Canada, or give it to the local Rotary Club to take to Mexico.

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