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Luther, Newalla Fire Depts. Get Help From Del City Comrades

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Del City Fire bought brand new equipment this summer after using the same trucks for two decades. So instead of getting rid of the old ones, they wanted to give them to some firefighters who could put them to good use. Del City Fire bought brand new equipment this summer after using the same trucks for two decades. So instead of getting rid of the old ones, they wanted to give them to some firefighters who could put them to good use.

Volunteer firefighters in Luther and Newalla received some much needed help from some of their friends in the field.

Del City's Fire Department came to the rescue, surprising the departments with two fire trucks that the department didn't need anymore.

Del City Fire bought brand new equipment this summer after using the same trucks for two decades. So instead of getting rid of the old ones, they wanted to give them to some firefighters who could put them to good use.

"Chief, here's the title to your truck," said Del City Fire Chief Jim Hock.

At no cost, the Luther Fire Department walked away with a new set of wheels, an E1 engine from 1995 that cost more than $200,000.

"Luther's going to jump ahead about 20 years in apparatus," said Jason Miller, Luther Fire Chief.

"I guarantee you my guys are going to love it, it's not new but it's new to us."

Luther Fire Department had only one truck from 1976 that took a beating in last year's devastating wildfires.

"We can have an engine down and not worry about where exactly we're going to get another one from," Miller said.

Del City Fire Department decided to give away not one but two trucks after the city got brand new equipment in July. The Newalla Fire Department also received a truck, a 1989 Pierce engine that cost $138,000.

"Both of them are pumpers, they're 1,500-gallon per minute pumpers, they put in a lot of use here in Del City, fought a lot of fires, responded to a lot of emergencies," said Maj. Brandon Pursell of Del City Fire.

"They've been good trucks to us, and hopefully, they'll be good trucks to where they're going."

Pursell says it's all about firefighters helping firefighters.

"All of these departments have this long standing history of helping one another," said David Barnes, Director of Oklahoma County Emergency Management.

"And when Del City does something like this or other departments do something like this, it helps raise the response capabilities of all the departments."

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