Volunteer fire departments (VFDs) play a critical role in our communities. We know it's important to support them and are proud to be able to give back by offering retired cooperative vehicles.
When cooperative vehicles are retired, they are typically sent to auction. But the board of directors saw an opportunity to give retired vehicles to VFDs. For seven years, Medina EC has offered this opportunity to VFDs in our service area.
The board has approved the VFD Truck Giveaway for 2022. Applications are due on July 1.
Medina EC occasionally has an opportunity to donate retired company vehicles to Volunteer Fire Departments (VFDs) that operate within the 17 counties served by the cooperative. This program is limited to Medina EC vehicles, as they become available and are deemed appropriate for this program. This does not include monetary donations of any kind.
The number and/or type of vehicles available will vary from year to year. For the 2022 VFD Donation Program, Medina EC will be awarding:
- 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, 3500 Series, 4WD, Service Truck, approximately 160,000 miles
VFDs must serve in at least one or more of the counties Medina EC provides power:
VFDs must meet all of the following requirements in order to be considered for selection:
- Complete the Volunteer Fire Department Vehicle Donation Request form in its entirety
- The requested donation must fulfill a need that helps further the goals and mission of the VFD
- VFDs with an ESD would be eligible for consideration if:
- Receive less than $150,000 in tax dollars (listed as a specific line item on the application budget worksheet); or
- Serve a population of 10,000 or more
- VFD must submit their budget for the current fiscal year and a list of all vehicles, including make, model and approximate value
- VFD must submit any completed or pending plans for fundraising for the current fiscal year, including the amounts raised and what the monies were or will be used for
- The donation cannot be for the purpose of fundraising or raffling by the VFD
- Requesting VFD must assume all liability for the fitness for duty and usefulness of the donated vehicle to the operation of such entity
- Requesting VFD accepts vehicle in “as-is” condition, with no warranty
- Requesting VFD assumes responsibility for all tax, title and license impact of donated vehicle
- Requesting VFD must give consent to media presentation of donation, including but not limited to a photo and video of the donation
- If awarded a truck, a required five-year waiting period is required before the VFD can re-apply for a truck
If you prefer, you can print and complete the paper application. Paper applications can be mailed or emailed.
Postmarked and mailed to:
Medina Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Attn: CEP Coordinator
2308 18th Street/ PO Box 370
Hondo, TX 78861
MyCoop@MedinaEC.org – please note, the size limit is 8 MB
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