Medina Electric Cooperative is accepting applications from area volunteer fire departments for a retired fleet truck. The truck available is a 2010 Ford F-150, 4WD, 1/2-TON, service truck with approximately 170,000 miles. VFDs that serve one of the 17 counties where the cooperative provides power are encouraged to apply.
When cooperative vehicles are retired, they are typically sent to auction. The board of directors saw an opportunity to give retired vehicles to VFDs. Medina EC’s CEO Mark Rollans says “Cooperative Principle #7 is Concern for Community. We support our local volunteer fire departments because we know the service they provide our communities is indispensable.”
Medina EC has given away nine vehicles since the program started in 2015. Past recipients include Devine, Sabinal, Big Foot, Charlotte, Atascosa-Bexar County Line, Christine, El Cenizo, Nueces Canyon, and Reagan Wells volunteer fire departments.
If you’re interested in learning more about this program or submitting an application, visit MedinaEC.org/VehDonation. The deadline to apply is July 1.