Flomaton OKs new engine for fire truck

Recently purchased truck had engine problems; town should get financial help from where it was purchased

In a special meeting last Friday, the Flomaton Town Council approved spending $29,000 on a new motor for a used firetruck it purchased recently when it was discovered there was a blown head gasket with a slow leak. The town currently has one firetruck in commission and this will add a second.

The Town of Flomaton purchased the 2003 fire engine with only 51,000 miles for $68,000 on April 12, 2023, from the town of Springville in north Alabama.

Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said the engine was fine, except for a small leak in a coolant line from the radiator to the transmission cooler, wh...