New City Fire Truck from MGH
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Aug 25 2014 3:41PM
The City of Marion has a new fire engine now on duty, as a fully-equipped truck went into service today, courtesy of Marion General Hospital.
The hospital donated the new fire truck to the city along with all the equipment it needs to be fully operational. The truck and its’ equipment cost just over half-a-million dollars.
Hospital C-E-O Paul Usher says the donation is all about investing in those that they serve.
The new fire truck replaces one that was nearly 20-years old. It’s housed at station one in downtown Marion.
The donation isn’t the only one being made by M-G-H to the city. The hospital is also donating 20 new squad cars to the Marion Police Department to replace many of their aging vehicles.