Wednesday, July 3, 2019

CBFD gets fire suppression engine, another truck is on the way

The Columbia Borough Fire Department recently received one of the two trucks it ordered last fall -  a fire suppression engine featuring updated controls and equipment, and a state-of-the-art suspension system that provides extra safety for drivers. The other vehicle, a rescue engine is due next week.

The department received significant discounts by purchasing two engines at the same time and using similar designs for both vehicles. The fire suppression engine cost $594,229, and the rescue engine was $715,378. The prices represent a combined savings of over $60,000. Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. manufactured the trucks. The vehicles were purchased with fire department funds.

The department deemed the purchase necessary since its current trucks are aging and becoming increasingly costly to maintain. Those two engines are currently up for sale.

Columbia Spy reported on the purchase of the vehicles HERE. Columbia Spy also reported on the recent purchase of the new fire police vehicle HERE.

CBFD President Mark Fritz explains features of the new truck, more of which are shown below.

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