Allendale shops online for new fire engine | News
Firefighters in Allendale have purchased a new engine—and they didn’t have to wait for Black Friday to bargain hunt.
The District recently took delivery of a 1990 Spartan Gladiator from the Avon (Ohio) Fire Department after buying it through an online auction.
Our media partner, the Daily Register of Mt. Carmel, reports that Avon listed the engine on a public auction website and Allendale firefighters won the bid.
They were in need of a new engine after their 1972 Ford/Bean failed an annual pump recertification.
“Rather than pay for overhauling the pump on such an old engine, the trustees opted for locating a used engine with low mileage and in good condition,” said Allendale Chief Gerald Brooks.
The newly purchased engine has 24,751 miles on it and is in excellent condition. It has a much larger pump and carries 250 more gallons of water.
They found the truck on GovDeals.com, a website where municipal and county governments from across the nation list surplus property for sale.
They monitored the auction after placing a bid on the final day and came up a winner.
New hoses and firefighting equipment is now on board and a training session is scheduled for firefighters who will be working with their new asset.