City Council Could Purchase New Fire Trucks


The Wichita Falls City Council will vote on whether or not to purchase five new pieces of equipment for the fire department at Tuesday’s meeting.

Up for consideration — a new ladder truck and three new pumper engine vehicles for around $2.5 million.

It would be a five year capital lease purchase — with the first payment due in October.

The ladder truck would replace a current one that is more than 30-years-old.

“This brings us back into compliance with NFPA,” WFFD Fire Chief Jon Reese said. “It also puts into service better equipment. Newer — with all of the new technologies and safety aspects.”

The city may also decide to purchase a new squad vehicle for $160,000.

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