Milton Fire Department Fundraising for New Utility Truck

MILTON – NorthcentralPA.com is reporting… The Milton Fire Department is looking for donations from the regional public to help raise funds to purchase a new utility truck.

On a Facebook post, the company says, “We have never done anything like this before, but we feel it’s important and the best way we can help the borough with replacement costs.”  The department shared an image of the letter they are sharing with community members explaining the truck’s purpose and why they’re raising money.

The Milton Borough helped the Fire Department replace their 30-year-old fire engine and are also helping replace the 20-year-old ladder truck, according to the letter. “Due to these supported efforts, the department has decided to take on the task of raising funds to replace the utility truck on our own,” continued the department in the letter.

The Milton Fire Department is all volunteers with a paid, full-time, 24/7 EMS staff member. They respond to 300 fire calls and 450 QRS volunteer EMS calls per year, according to the department.

The utility truck is an important tool that allows the department to respond to many of the calls they receive because it helps them tow the 20-foot utility task trailer, which serves as a command post utilized for land searches, farming accidents, and more, according to the department.

The current utility truck, a Ford-250, is “plagued with rust, has lost its air conditioning system, and is undersized for the application of its duties,” said the department in their letter. The department’s goal is to raise $80,000 to purchase a new utility vehicle. Donations can be mailed to the department’s address:  Milton Fire Department Attn: Utility Campaign 208 Race Street, Milton, PA 17847.

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