Ala. volunteer fire dept. burglarized, fire trucks stolen
Mayfield Fire Chief Tim Brown said suspects filled two fire trucks with equipment, drove them away and later abandoned them on the side of the highway
By FireRescue1 Staff
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. — Police are looking for suspects after a fire station was vandalized and two fire department trucks were stolen.
WBRC reported that the Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department was broken into and two fire trucks were stolen, according to Chief Tim Brown, who received a tip from a civilian that the stolen trucks were abandoned on the side of the highway.
Chief Brown said the suspects filled the trucks with equipment from the department. The trucks were driven back to the station, but Chief Brown added that until police finish the investigation, the department has no equipment to respond to calls.
"We're volunteers, we work on a fixed income of donations,” Chief Brown said. “We work our rear ends off all year to keep the doors open and all. And we get this done to us, vandalized and all that. It infuriates me."
The incident is currently under investigation.
Investigators in Tuscaloosa County are looking for thieves who stole 2 fire trucks from the Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department this morning then wrecked the vehicles in a ditch on highway 171 a short distance from the fire station. pic.twitter.com/dRC2qfm3dt— Tim Reid (@reidreporterguy) March 6, 2018
More: investigators said whoever stole the trucks then wrecked them got away. No arrests have been made. Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tim Brown says he is outraged and wants the suspects caught. Both fire trucks cost $60,000 pic.twitter.com/45M4xwZzlb— Tim Reid (@reidreporterguy) March 6, 2018