Odessa Fire/Rescue officials have already sent out a purchase order for 10 new fire trucks worth $7.3 million to replace the current fleet of vehicles that has run up high maintenance costs last year, Fire Chief Roger Boyd said.
The seven engines and three ladder trucks would take a year to design and construct, and would also carry a “bumper-to-bumper” eight-year warranty. The Pierce brand fire trucks the OFD is seeking would be manufactured in Appleton, Wis., Boyd said.
But a design meeting that would iron out the seating arrangements, or configuration, of the fire truck’s cab would have to take place, and the first such meeting is slated late in the summer. Ordering the new trucks is part of a plan that had been in place for almost 10 years, Boyd said.
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