Chief Darren R. Woods stated in a press release that North Lakes Fire & Rescue has put the truck into service to fight woods fires and assist with ATV incidents.
The truck was obtained at no cost to the department with help from the Maine Forest Service and the Federal Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services.
When the fire department first received the truck it was in “pretty bad shape, flat tires and rotted metal,” Woods said in a press release.
North Lakes firefighters did some metal work and then they connected with the Caribou Regional Vocational Center. Students went through the engine first to ensure everything was operational, then it went to the auto body shop where they did “a lot of patching and painting,” according to Woods.
For information on North Lakes Fire & Rescue, visit www.northlakesfireandrescue.org