The Department of Defense has decided to continue a program that gives $150 million worth of older military equipment to rural fire departments in 48 states. For nearly 20 years, the military has been providing rural volunteer fire departments with used military trucks. The military surplus program offers communities the vehicles for a low cost or on loan.
The Department of Defense announced last week it was ended the program when it recently decided to enforce a 25-year-old agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental concerns were raised on the potential pollution and harm these trucks may be causing.
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