Big Spring City Employees Raise Money to Donate Old Fire Truck to Sister City

By Anayeli Ruiz
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - The Big Spring Fire Department has a new fire truck so they decided to sell the old one, but the problem was no one was buying it.

The 23-year-old fire truck doesn't meet state requirements anymore and some city workers thought the old fire engine still had some life left.

The old truck was costing the city more money to maintain and keep up to the state standards, so the city put the fire truck up for sale online, but they weren't getting any bids.

So some city employees decided to raise money and buy the truck.

They gathered up about $1,000 and the Big Spring City Council accepted their bid for the old fire truck.

Now the employees plan to donate the truck to the Big Spring's sister city San Miguel del Alto.

"I think it's a win, win. We got a new fire truck, we have gotten rid of some of our old stuff that was costing us money. It's being put to use in a town that it can be utilized, instead of the old truck becoming a parade truck or a water truck for a construction site." Big Spring Fire Marshal, Carl Condray, said.

The old truck is a better truck than the one that San Miguel del Alto is currently using.

The city will be making arrangements to transport the fire truck in the coming weeks.