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Donated Engines.

By DARIN SMITH, Correspondent | October 12, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 101220127

Centre County's Gregg Township Fire Company operates as Engine 7 a 1991 HME/Grumman that was donated to them by the Port Matilda Fire Company. This engine started life with the Cherry Hill Fire Dept, NJ. It has a 1750 pump, 750 water, and during a training incident the engine was badly damaged and needed extensive and expensive repairs. During this time the Nittany Valley Fire Company of Clinton County stepped up and "Sold" them their engine for $1, which they had just replaced with a newer Pierce. The 1993 KME Renegade has a 1250 pump and 1250 water. After the fire company was able to work out the finances and logistics of repairing the HME/Grumman, they decided they would keep it, and in turn donate the KME to another fire company, It has since been donated to McClellandtown Fire Company in Fayette County.

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