Culver officials will meet tonight to discuss plans for the purchase of an aerial fire truck. The Culver-Union Township Fire Department had hoped to raise $200,000 in donations, but only got about $169,000 by the end of the fundraiser in November. Money has continued coming in, though, and Fire Chief Terry Wakefield is expected to give an update to the town council tonight.
The truck the department wanted to purchase would have an overall price tag of $1 million. The bulk of the funding would come from the Town of Culver and Union Township. Firefighters say they need an aerial truck to help with rescues from buildings taller than two stories.
Tonight’s Culver Town Council work session starts at 5:30 EST at Culver Town Hall.