With Funds Low, Claysburg Fire Co. Looks to Community for Help
Pumper Failure Causes Concern as Company Forced to Rely on Backup Apparatus
December 31, 2020
The Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company is down its main fire fighting truck and is asking the community for help getting a new one.
The fire company's 1994 International pumper truck has been out of service for weeks with transfer case and pump failure issues and given its age, the cost to repair it would be too high with no guarantee other issues wouldn't develop. Fire company President William Lightner said a new truck would be more cost-effective and reliable.
"It's a major breakdown." Lightner said. "We have been dumping money into it for years, but nickels and dimes have now become many...