Council Authorizes a $500,000 for Fire Apparatus

Coos Bay City Councilors authorized the purchase of a new fire engine to replace one of the city’s oldest trucks.  The Pierce “enforcer” fire engine will cost an estimated $540 thousand dollars. It will take almost a year for the truck to be built and then it will be equipped with apparatus from the decommissioned engine.  The city will pay for the purchase with $222-thousand dollars left from the fire station bond for apparatus, set asides from contract services for rural fire protection districts and the timber sale monies. That sale was awarded at last night’s city council meeting.  The city will also use discounts to save additional money on the payment for the truck. The engine scheduled for replacement went into service in 1994.  Maintaining the aging engine has been difficult.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 and is filed under Local News.