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Fire department welcomes new tanker truck

PEC-FD-Tanker-1-Nov2013The fire department has added a new tanker truck to the County’s fleet of fire-fighting vehicles.

The $242,000 tanker is the second of its type, and will be stationed to service areas in and around Wellington.

The acquisition comes from council’s 10-year capital plan designed to retire and replace the department’s vehicles. A bidding process was held in 2012 and
Dependable Emergency Vehicles of Brampton was contracted to provide the tanker.

Cost, design, warranty, service and delivery were key considerations in selecting the manufacturer, said Fire Chief Scott Manlow. It was delivered in November 2013 for a total cost of $242,000 and replaces a 23-year old vehicle.

“In addition to providing firefighters with the latest equipment to keep residents safe, the new trucks will reduce the fire department’s vehicle maintenance costs, positively impact the County’s insurance underwriter’s rating, and generally supports the County’s Strategic Plan objective of providing an efficient, effective and responsive municipal government,” said Manlow.

With the 10-year plan currently under way, new trucks will be added on a yearly basis at a cost already accommodated in the annual budget.

“The addition of the new tanker ensures that our firefighters have the equipment they need to serve residents and the community for years to come,” he said. “On behalf of the Prince Edward County Fire Department, I’d like to thank council for recognizing the value, and committing to upgrading the County’s fleet of vehicles.”

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