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1989 Rainbow VFD engine put up for auction


Last updated 1/17/2013 at Noon

What had been the oldest fire engine in the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Department’s fleet is now being bid upon on an online auction site.

Bids will close Jan. 21 on the 1989 Ford C8000 Type 1 Engine. Administrative matters for the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Department are handled by the North County Fire Protection District, which has a separate budget for Rainbow, and on Dec. 11 the NCFPD board declared the engine as surplus and authorized staff to dispose of the engine using approved methods.

“It’s served its purpose,” said Rainbow VFD assistant fire chief Rick Moramarco.

“We basica...

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