Now-defunct Onley Volunteer Fire-Rescue sells fire engine

Posted at 9:20 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 14:48:41-04

(Onley Volunteer Fire-Rescue)

ONLEY, Va. – A fire engine owned by Onley Volunteer Fire-Rescue was up for sale after the department ceased operations.

The truck was sold after a Facebook post about it went up on the organization’s page.

In July 2016, Onley Volunteer Fire-Rescue told News 3 of their financial struggles.

Chief Christopher Davis said staffing and revenues not matching expenses were the primary reasons for the closure. The revenue shortfall was due to the department serving a largely uninsured population. The staffing issues were because many of the volunteers worked regular jobs, making it difficult to maintain full coverage.

The department officially dissolved in July 2017.

The property is up for sale so the fire engine had to go. The department said on their Facebook page that the fire engine was never put into service before the department dissolved. The price? Just $13,500!