Maybell approved for new fire truck |

Maybell approved for new fire truck

Lauren Blair

— The Maybell Volunteer Fire Department has a new fire and rescue truck in their future after receiving approval from Moffat County Commissioners Tuesday. The purchase price is $89,600.

The department covers 2,700 square miles of territory — more than half of the county — from Utah to Wyoming and from Lay to almost Dinosaur, including U.S. Highway 40.

“We have an existing truck that is way beyond its useful life,” said Maybell Deputy Fire Chief Bill Baker. “It needs replaced bad.”

The department will purchase a used 2003 Ford F550 with 69,000 miles to replace a 1993 Ford F350 that was a repurposed cable truck. The replacement truck will be able to seat four instead of two and has better water and foam equipment. It will also be capable of responding to wildland fire calls.

“As liaison, I have to say, they have done well with old equipment. They work hard,” said Commissioner Frank Moe Tuesday. “There’s a lot of community pride in what they do.”

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