FARMINGTON -- With the Farmington Fire Department being the tip of the sword when it comes to combating wildland fires on the East Bench, Davis County has donated to the department surplus emergency vehicle electronics equipment from its sheriff's patrol cars and paramedic units.
The Davis County Commission took the action Tuesday.
The equipment donated to Farmington will be used to outfit one of its federal surplus fire trucks the department will be using in suppressing wildfires, said Curtis Koch, Davis County chief deputy of audit and finance.
The electronic equipment has a cash value of about $100 to the county, but if Farmington had to pay for new equipment to outfit its truck, it would cost thousands of dollars, he said.
Donating the equipment the county strips out of its emergency vehicles every eight years is a wise use of tax dollars, Koch said.