The Town of Indian River Shores’ 1990 Pierce Telesquirt pumper truck was recently given to the Indian River State College for training – but not at taxpayer expense. John’s Island Real Estate Company stepped up to purchase and donate it, on behalf of the Town, for the estimated $5,000 it might garner via an online auction upon hearing that they wanted to recoup some of the value instead of donating it to the college’s public safety training academy in Fort Pierce.
“This is just what being a community is about,” said Bob Gibb, owner/broker of John’s Island Real Estate Company. “Our town’s residents support each other in every way that we can. We know how important it is to look out for the town’s future safety and sustainability.”
The Indian River State College trains nearly 90% of firefighters that work in the Town of Indian River Shores, and this is their first ladder truck.