– NEWS RELEASE –
October 24, 2019
Extension Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce that the RFP process to replace our 1994 Freightliner Engine 4, has now concluded. At the RDN’s board meeting Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, directors voted in favour of awarding the tender to Fort Garry Fire Trucks of Winnipeg Manitoba and allocated up to $700,000 from the Extension Fire Service Vehicle and Equipment reserve fund to allow for the purchase. Fort Garry Fire Trucks will supply Extension Fire Department One (1) New Custom Single-Axle, 4-Door Fire Rescue Engine Vehicle.
This new Engine will replace our current front-line apparatus, our 1994 Freightliner Engine 4. “Keeping our equipment updated is essential to our response and the safety of our members. Updated equipment also translates to maintaining lower insurance rates for the citizens in our service area.” said Deputy Chief Brandon Britt.
“This new fire rescue vehicle will be geared toward our rural-area firefighting. General specifications include a custom cab and chassis for firefighter safety and tight turning radius, a rear mount pump for narrow road and driveway access, extra water storage for non-hydrant areas with electric water monitor for high-volume longer-distance water applications and storage for swift water rescue equipment, hose and other firefighting equipment”, said Deputy Chief Britt.
A selection committee that included Chief Young, Deputy Chief Britt, Mr. D Gardiner, RDN Fire Services Coordinator, and other RDN staff evaluated all the proposals, making the final recommendation to the RDN board.
The Extension Volunteer Fire Department, at 2201 Bramley Road in Extension BC, is an all-volunteer department with more than 25 members.