The Salina City Commission approved the donation of a fire apparatus to Salina Area Technical. The truck was set to be retired from the Salina Fire Department's reserve fleet and will be used by the college's fire science program.

A  truck that has been part of the Salina Fire Department fleet will see new life after the City Commission approved its donation to Salina Area Technical College Monday.

The 1994 Spartan Gladiator fire apparatus was scheduled for replacement in 2019 with a 2000 ALF apparatus purchased and placed in front-line service. The Gladiator, designated as Quint 4, has been in reserve status since.

According to city staff, the apparatus is still in working condition and passed its annual inspections in 2021.