Reeder said Stony Creek Township provided the funding mechanism to purchase a new ambulance in 2019.
He said there would be a public hearing on
"The pump is starting to leak and it's time to replace the truck," he said.
Marvel said many of the department's fire trucks are built on the chassis for a commercial vehicle.
"This will be a custom chassis designed for a fire truck and will last at least 20 years," he said. "It will be the first custom chassis the department has had since the 1970s."
The truck will carry 1,000 gallons of water and be capable of pumping 1,500 gallons per minute. It will be able to transport six firefighters and all their gear at once.
Marvel said the estimated cost of the new fire truck is
He explained once ordered it, will take 395 days to be built and the manufacturer will provide the town with a pre-pay discount.
"We don't know what the discount will be," Marvel said. "It could be
The purchase of the new truck will be financed over six years.
Marvel said the fire department has some funds available in the equipment replacement account.
He said the current truck will be used as a reserve unit.
"This will be the first time ever that the department will have a reserve truck," Marvel said. "It should help with the town's insurance rates, which saves homeowners money."
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