The City of Cortland has approved a request from the City of Cortland Fire Department to replace their 1998 Fire Engine (#202).
The current engine is 25 years old and is behind the recommended age to be replaced. The original manufacturer of the truck is no longer in business.
Original estimates for a new truck were to be $787,000 and take 490 days for delivery, however, the City of Cortland found a “demo unit” with all required specifications is already ready for delivery with a cost of $599,000, bringing in a base savings of $188,000.
The new truck for the fire department, a E-One Custom Typhoon Stainless Steel Fire pumper apparatus with a 1500 GPM pump and 1030 gallon tank. With required modifications included to be $50,000 the total cost for a new engine will be $649,000.
The City will save an estimated $138,000 dollars on a new truck from this plan.
Cortland Mayor Scott Steve will execute a municipal equipment bond to cover the costs.