Cherokee County is donating a 1991 Ford fire truck, formerly of the Circle Five Volunteer Fire Department, to a South Georgia county devastated by Hurricane Michael. CHEROKEE COUNTY

Cherokee donates fire truck to S. Georgia county

Cherokee County has agreed to donate a volunteer fire truck and equipment to assist a storm-impacted South Georgia county.

The Cherokee Board of Commissioners approved the donation to Seminole County of a 1991 Ford Heavy Duty Fire Truck. The vehicle was acquired from the Circle Five Volunteer Fire Department, is operational but no longer in service, and likely would bring $5,000 to $10,000 if sold at auction, staff said.

“As you are aware, Seminole County took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael,” Seminole County Manager Paula Granger said in a letter to Cherokee Fire Chief Tim Prather. “It has become evident we do not have all the resources we need, and it has been brought to my attention that Cherokee County is preparing to surplus an older fire engine that still has some serviceable life.”

Granger asked if the engine could be donated, “as our funding … is limited.”

Staff said the Cherokee Fire Department believes the truck is worth more to Seminole County “than the small monetary amount we would receive if it was sold at auction.”

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