Replacement of Public Safety Vehicles
Several new public safety vehicles were purchased in 2018 to replace vehicles in both the Fire Department and Police Department fleets. More replacement vehicles have been ordered and are expected to join the fleets in 2019.
To Be Replaced: Fire Rescue Trucks
Replacing 1995 Freightliner (Rescue 9) with 8,489 miles/1,786 hours and a 1986 International (Tactical Unit 9) with 79,175 Miles.
Replacement of Mini-Pumper – Unit 9M
1984 GMC with 23,122 miles (no hour meter on this unit).
The pump on this apparatus no longer meets the annual testing requirement for its rated capacity. The failure of the unit to meet pump test specifications is a combination of issues with both the engine and the pump. The new unit will e a 4WD, quick-response type apparatus that can be used to respond to EMS calls, brush fire calls, or respond during inclement weather.
Replacement of Police Vehicles Patrol Division
The Police Department has an increasing need to maintain a stable and adequate fleet of patrol vehicles that are capable of high-speed response to crimes in progress and pursuit abilities if needed. Aging vehicles with diminished capacity for high-speed operations create undue risk and potential for liability. Maintaining a patrol fleet with a progressive replacement policy is paramount for risk-management for patrol operations.
For a vehicle to be considered an authorized police vehicle, it has to be a pursuit-rated vehicle and should be properly equipped with the necessary visual and audible warning equipment, communications, and protective equipment.
Estimated Cost per unit is $50,000.
The total project is for 14 replacement vehicles to be phased in over a three year period.