Thanks to a donation from the Truro Township Fire Department, the Reynoldsburg Police Department now has three vehicles in its SWAT team fleet.

Thanks to a donation from the Truro Township Fire Department, the Reynoldsburg Police Department now has three vehicles in its SWAT team fleet.

The recently donated medic truck is the second one in the past three years the fire department has donated to the team, said Sgt. Jeff Gregory, SWAT supervisor.

"It's nice to find ways to get what we need, to get the job done without always asking the city via the taxpayers to foot the bill," Gregory said.

The fleet now includes the two medic trucks donated by the fire department plus an armored car that was donated by AT Systems Armored Car Co. in 2005.

Truro Township Fire Chief Jerry Foltz said both medic trucks had more than 100,000 miles on them. He said the fire department could no longer use them because of their age and unreliability for everyday medical emergency runs, but the trucks are still good enough to function as SWAT vehicles.

Police Chief Dave Suciu said the SWAT team would not be able to have anything approaching the fleet it has now if the vehicles weren't donated.

"The city can't afford to go out and buy equipment like that, so if it wasn't for Truro Township donating and assisting us, we just can't afford doing stuff like that on our own," Suciu said.

For more on this story, see the Dec. 2 edition of ThisWeek Reynoldsburg.