The town of Andrews will acquire a new rescue truck as Huntington County dismantles the Huntington County Rescue program in the coming months.
Three rescue trucks will be distributed throughout Huntington County's volunteer fire departments - one to Warren, one to Bippus, and one to Andrews.
The Andrews Town Council, in a special meeting on Monday, July 16, unanimously approved a motion to accept the rescue truck.
As the town makes use of the vehicle, it will lease the truck from Huntington County for five years at $1 per year. At the end of five years, Andrews will own the truck.
The other costs to the town include insuring and licensing the truck beginning in 2013, certifying the tools on the truck and removing the Huntington County Rescue decals and replacing them with Andrews logos.
"It would be foolish to turn down this equipment," council President John Harshbarger said.
The town council also heard two proposals of contracts for the town's liability insurance coverage, from Dave Mettler and Steve Mason, local insurance agents.
The council will meet on Friday, July 20 to make a decision on the insurance.