July 25, 2008
disposing of Ladder 6
By STEPHEN BEALE
At Monday night's Board of Selectmen meeting, Also
during the meeting, selectmen approved the disposal of
Ladder 6, an unused fire truck that O’Brien said has
virtually no value to the Fire Department. The ladder
truck does not have a fully functional ladder or pump.
O’Brien said a similar truck with similar
specifications was being advertised for $50,000 on a
resale Web site. But that truck had a working ladder and
pump. It would cost about $50,000 to $60,000, the fire
chief said, to bring the Goffstown fire truck up to that
As a matter of policy, the town will first check with
other communities in case they have a use for the truck.
Then, the town will advertise that it is disposing of
the truck. If there are still no takers, Town
Administrator Sue Desruisseaux said the vehicle would be
sold for scrap metal. O’Brien estimated that it would
be worth about $5,000.