The EMS and the Eldorado–an old car boosts Maryland fire company’s finances

  • Source: WHTM-TV ABC 27 Harrisburg
  • Published: 04/23/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Like all too many public service organizations, Williamsport Fire and EMS in Maryland is cash crunched by COVID. “COVID really messed with things this year,” Michael Nokes, the Deputy Chief, said. Not only were funds down, but expenses went way up. “We just purchased a ladder truck, we have a ladder truck that’s over thirty years old, it was well overdue for a replacement,” Nokes said. They also need new equipment for the truck. The company accepts car donations, but most of the vehicles they receive are definitely end-of-life. “We use them for the purpose of vehicle stabilization and extrication, which is really great for our members to practice on.” So when a couple approached the company about donating a vehicle, they were expecting another dying clunker. So you can imagine their surprise when they were presented with a 1964 Caddilac Eldorado, which had been sitting in storage for over three decades, in beautiful condition.


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