Hagerstown Fire Department borrows truck from Franklin County collector

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 4, 2013 8:36 AM

(Hagerstown, Md.) -- The fire department in Hagerstown, Maryland, has borrowed a ladder truck from a Franklin County fire equipment collector while two of its trucks are out for repairs.

Fire Capt. Russell Diaello says the department has been relying on neighboring volunteer fire companies to assist, but that's not a long-term solution.

The department asked William Adams, a fire equipment collector in Willow Hill, if it could rent a truck from his collection.

Adams is also an assistant fire chief in Metal Township and says he would never ask a fire service for payment.

He told the Maryland department it could use one of his trucks, a 1979 Seagrave with a 100-foot ladder, for as long as it was needed.

The Hagerstown department's two out-of-service trucks are being fixed by city mechanics.

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