Jean Jadhon Chris Hurst is on assignment.Our top story tonight -is a problem facingmany cities, towns and counties acrossthe country: finding money to updateoutdated emergency equipment. WDBJ7 New River Valley reporter Orlando Salinas drove to Carroll County to find out how it's dealing with old emergency vehicles.Turns out that some of the emergency vehicles in Carroll County are older than industry standards like them to be. Welcome to theLaurel Fork Volunteer Fire Department in CarrollCounty. There are 8 emergency vehiclesinside, but there's a catch, only 5 are working. "No there's no pullinthis truck out. Theonly way this truck moves is when we contract awrecker service to come get it. This truck doesn't even start. It just looks good? It looks good.It's got a real nice paint job on it."Captain Dale Edmonds then showed me this sharp looking 1974 model and said he's juststicking to the facts. "It has the old ga engine on it and it also has the fuel tank behind the seat in it. the actual fuel tanks behind the seat in thepassenger compartment. Like a pinto? yeah!" Carroll County, like other countiesnationwide, is dealing with some hard truth. Many of their emergencyvehicles in use today are considered too old by industry standards. "Replacing o rehabbing any of theemergency vehicles in this fleet isn't cheap. but the county says its working on a plan that will make sense. In the past eightyears, Carroll County says it'sspent more than 1 million dollars updating its emergency fleet. "For the past tw board of supervisors have really been intstrumental in trying to invest in a lot of the fire departments andemergency services departments andhave really pushed those efforts." A new tanker truck can run upwards of350 thousand dollars. A new pumper pushes the 700 thousand dollarmark. There's only x amount of money and there are several fire departments and rescue squadsCarroll County helps out. "We have three fir departments inCarroll County that we support and then we also have Carroll County Fire andRescue and then we also support three other departments that are outside ofCarroll County that support us." Other support trucks inside Laurel Fork are also beyond their years. Local folks have done what they can. "Out of our ow sweat and labor here in the station some of the locals did it. and then when we got it in service,then we started having engine issues."The county says the plan is to possibly consolidate some stations and rescue squads, while updating some of theequipment. Orlando Salinas wdbj7.