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Posted on: August 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Keep on Trucking: Fire engine purchase moved ahead

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Cranberry’s firefighters are always planning ahead – and that includes when considering new vehicles and engines.

The Board of Supervisors on August 25 authorized the purchase of a 2024 Pierce Engine.

The fire capital apparatus replacement plan calls for the replacement of the existing 1989 FMC engine in 2024.

With global shipping and parts delays attributed to the pandemic, backlogs for fire truck orders are currently running 24 months. Because of that, Fire and Emergency Services Chief Scott Garing asked the board to advance the purchase of a new engine in 2022, with expectations of receiving it in 2024.

As part of the purchase, the Township will consider donating the existing 1989 Engine to the BC3 Fire Training Academy once the new engine arrives.

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