Falcon Heights sells fire trucks

The city of Falcon Heights is selling its two fire trucks, wrapping up the dissolution of the city’s volunteer fire department.

After several years of contracting with Roseville, Falcon Heights switched earlier this year to paying the City of St. Paul for fire services. Falcon Heights disbanded its fire department this past January.

Alabama-based Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus, the nation’s largest buyer and seller of used firetrucks, is buying the Falcon Heights’ pumper for $25,000 and its ladder truck for $475,000. As of early August, the sale was still in progress.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to retire the debt still owed on the ladder truck, with close to $200,000 left over.

City Administrator Sack Thong­vanh said the remaining funds “are being considered by the council to be used toward the Community Park building.”

Currently, the Council and the city’s Planning Commission are weighing alternatives for replacing the outdated and deteriorated building at Community Park. See the June 2021 Park Bugle for more details about the Community Park building by going to the Park Bugle website at https://parkbugle.org. 

—Anne Holzman

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