Surplus Fire Truck and Ambulance waiting to be shipped to the DR
Surplus Fire Truck and Ambulance waiting to be shipped to the DR

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You’ve read about them all week in the pages of the Examiner and lesser publications! Now see them with your own eyes—-the fire truck and ambulance once donated by the District government, controversially, to the Dominican Republic!

A well-tipped LL, accompanied by ace photog Darrow Montgomery, headed down in the LLmobile to the city property yard and warehouse on Adams Street NE this afternoon. Behind the warehouse, they found the two vehicles, a 1998 Seagrave pumper and a 2002 Ford E-450 ambulance, sitting comfortably behind traffic cones.

Surplus Fire Truck and Ambulance waiting to be shipped to the DR

Both had affixed to their windshields labels from shipping concern Seaboard Marine. According to the shipper’s Web site, it costs anywhere from $1,500 to $4,100 a piece to ship such machinery from Miami to Puerto Plata, DR, depending on its length.

Surplus Fire Truck and Ambulance waiting to be shipped to the DR

Photos by Darrow Montgomery