2 AFD fire trucks get new homes in Southeast

Jul 17, 2013 -- 8:15am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two of Anchorage's reserve fire trucks will find new uses in Southeast. The Anchorage Fire Department says it has sold the two trucks for $1 apiece to volunteer fire departments. The South Tongass department south of Ketchikan will get a 1996 Freightliner. It has an 800 gallon tank and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute. A 1983 Ford truck with a 1,250 gallon tank and capable of pumping 450 gallons a minute will now call Hollis home. Hollis on Prince of Wales Island, and east of Ketchikan. The Anchorage department will hand over the trucks during a Thursday ceremony. The South Tongass and Hollis departments will pay to have the trucks shipped to their cities.

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