Canadian Volunteers Get An International Bargain

Issue 1 and Volume 132.

Canadian Volunteers Get An International Bargain features Photo by Walt McCall When a unique opportunity occurred to acquire a rescue truck, virtually the entire 22-man membership of the Sandwich South Township, Ontario, Volunteer Fire Department voted to give up a year’s pay so they could buy the custom-built vehicle for their community. Adding international dimensions to the project was the fact that the rescue squad unit had to be purchased at an auction sale in the United States and then imported into Canada. With the endorsement of the township council, the Sandwich South Township fire fighters decided to forego their department salaries for one year. They successfully bid on the almost-new rescue unit at a city auction in neighboring Detroit, Mich. The apparatus was imported into Canada under a special customs permit. Victims of budget squeeze The rescue truck was one of five special four-wheel-drive “tactical mobile squads” delivered to…

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