Our little town’s fir chief requested and received a $750,000 federal grant to buy a new engine. This was after we voted down a request to buy a new engine. Now, we’re being asked to vote on March 13th whether to pay the extra $250,000 to make complete payment on the $1,000,000 new engine.
Serious question. How does a fire chief make such a federal request?
I’m trying to word a letter to the town selectman to ask how this was able to happen and what happens if we reject the $250,000 expense.
Like another poster stated, there hasn’t been a fire to contend with in this little town for years. Yet, we have 3 engines already with this one on the way.
That’s nothing, I’ve see 2 rescue trucks, a paramedic vehicle, and 2 fire engines respond to an old guy who fell down. It was like a response to an aircraft crash.
BTW, in my area, about 90 percent of the time, the Fire Department does not roll on fires, but auto collisions, most of which are relatively minor.
How much chrome did they put on this thing to raise the cost to $1,000,000 dollars.
That’s a huge cost for an Engine.
Theu could buy a pumper Engine and a good ladder truck for that kind of money.Even a pumper tanker shouldn’t cost that. Apparatus has become a huge expense , an ambulance now can cost $120,000, but a Million bucks is just too much for a pumper .