Cash from helicopter sale pays off fire truck

By Brandi Hodges - bio | email

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – In Walnut Ridge the city sells one piece of equipment and uses some of the money to pay off another.  Mayor Don House said the city sold their helicopter for $92,000.  That influx of cash allowed them to pay off the note on a fire truck they bought back in January.

Fire Chief Frank Owens said the rescue truck cost $82,000 and they owed around $70,000 that the sale of the helicopter allowed them to pay off.

"It's great for the city to be able to sell a piece of equipment that was really of no use to the city and be able to purchase equipment and pay equipment off that is useful to the city," said Owens.

The new rescue truck is larger and allows the fire department to have more of their necessary during emergencies.

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