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6 Wheel RTV Update

UPDATE 2016:  Well, we have had our 6 x 6 UTV in use a couple of times and it has already shown to be a great addition to our department.  Now we are in the process of getting other important equipment to add to it so as to make it more versatile.  Our local snowmobile club (Dresden Sno-Valley Riders) has recently donated money to go towards the purchase of some tracks that will help when needed in the winter for snow covered areas.  The cost of these tracks will be at least $4500.00.  We know it will take time to raise the money, so if anyone would like to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated.  Just please make sure you specify that your donation is to be put towards that equipment.  You can mail a donation to the Town of Dresden, Fire Department UTV account, P. O. Box 30, Dresden Maine  04342.    Thank you.

UPDATE:  WE HAVE OUR NEW POLARIS RANGER 6 X 6 ATV…!   Thanks to donations, money from bottle & can returns, fund raising events through the Dresden Fire Association, and money from the DFD equipment account, we were able to purchase the UTV, which we got from Team Woody’s Sports Center in Topsham, Maine.  They were very helpful in giving us a price that would allow us to purchase the UTV sooner than we had thought.  And, they went above and beyond with each step of the process from ordering to the finish work.  It was nice to deal with such professionals who are friendly, willing to work with us and keep it fairly local.  With all the support from our community, friends, members and those who have donated in one way or another, things like this are made possible.  So, we want to thank everyone who has made this a reality.  THANK YOU.  Now, we will be working to raise enough money for a trailer to haul it on and some equipment that will be useful to the firefighters, such as water tanks for woods fires or rescue equipment.

It is with great appreciation that the members of our department wish to recognize our former local ATV Club….The EASTERN RIVER RIDGE RUNNERS.  As a small group, they established this club with the intent of developing an ATV trail system that would make it easier for people to enjoy our surroundings. However, as time passed, many issues brought a low volume of interest and participation.  So, unfortunately, the club ceased to be active.  Due to the number of years that have since gone by that the club has been inactive, some of the members got together and made the decision that there isn’t enough interest to get the club going again, so they voted to disperse the club money by donating it to different organizations in our own town.  It is with great pleasure and gratitude that the Dresden Fire Department is one of the recipients.  The ERRR members voted to donate $4,000.00 to be put in our fund for the 6 wheel RTV.  This is such a wonderful donation and it puts us that much closer to our goal.  Although we still have a ways to go, this has brought us such great enthusiasm that we will be able to make our purchase a lot sooner than we thought. We are hoping that others will be inspired to also help out.  Even the smallest of donations will add up.  I personally want to thank all those members who voted to be so generous and help out our community fire department.  This is what a small group of people can accomplish.  Thank you all so very much.

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1 Response to “6 Wheel RTV Update”


  1. January 9, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Everything is very open with a precise explanation of the issues.
    It was really informative. Your site is very useful.

    Thanks for sharing!


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