Fort Garry Fire Trucks will supply the Town of Amherst with a new aerial fire truck. The Amherst town council approved the purchase of the $1.9-million vehicle from the Manitoba company during a special council session held on Monday, July 4, 2022. It will replace a 27-year-old unit that has reached the end of its useful life. Delivery time will be 12 months.
In approving the purchase, council members noted that it was important to be able to continue to provide equipment to the fire department that helped ensure the safety of residents and firefighters.
They also noted the presence and use of an aerial ladder truck has a positive impact on fire insurance rates for all residential and commercial properties in the town. They noted that if the town did not have such a truck, insurance rates would rise between four and five per cent.
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