The chief of the fire brigade agreed to sell the brigade a fire engine for a dollar on one condition

The chief of the fire brigade agreed to sell the brigade a fire engine for a dollar on one condition. “I said to these guys at the station ‘if I buy a truck and sell it to the department for one dollar, can I put ‘In memory of Henry and Virginia Greer’ on it?’” said East Burke Chief Wayne Greer, “And they said, ‘yeah, go ahead,’ and I said, ‘good because it will be here in a couple of weeks.’” It arrived late Friday morning. The engine pulled into the station on Route 114 in the village, delivered by two men from the Highland N.Y. Fire District, including its chief, Peter Miller. The truck was parked in front of the station, and townspeople checked out the new addition to the East Burke Brigade’s fleet as Brigade Lt. Colin Cornell washed the truck following its five-hour-plus trip. It will go into service as East Burke Rescue 4. It’s a 1997 E-One Hurricane with a 750-gallon tank. Up until March 9, it had served the Highland Fire District. The two connected shortly after Chief Greer saw the truck pictured on the Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus website. “Wayne was one of the guys who jumped on and said, ‘I want to steal this’ and so we let him steal it,” said Chief Miller. Chief Greer would not say how much he paid for it, but he said he got a good deal.

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