The Superior Fire Department received a check for $50,000 from Husky Energy Thursday, Aug. 13, at SFD headquarters.

The money is going to be used along with other money from the department's other industrial partners to upgrade the new ladder truck that will be ordered soon. Along with the $50,000 donation, Husky Energy is also going to pledge $7,500 a year for the next four years. The upgrades to the new ladder truck will help firefighters work in Superior's industrial businesses.

“Basically we’re taking a municipal fire truck and making it industrial friendly,” said Fire Chief Scott Gordon of how the money will be used.

“It’s a win-win situation,” said John O’Brien, safety manager at Husky Energy in Superior.

Superior Fire Chief Scott Gordon uses a pencil to illustrate how the department will use the tilting platform on the ladder truck to representatives of Husky Energy before a presentation at the Superior Fire Department headquarters Thursday, Aug. 13. Husky Energy gave the Superior Fire Department a check for $50,000. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Superior Fire Chief Scott Gordon uses a pencil to illustrate how the department will use the tilting platform on the ladder truck to representatives of Husky Energy before a presentation at the Superior Fire Department headquarters Thursday, Aug. 13. Husky Energy gave the Superior Fire Department a check for $50,000. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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