Belmont (OH) Fire Department Set to Purchase $539k Engine

The apparatus is currently being built and should be ready for action in December.

The Belmont (OH) Village Council recently authorized the purchase of a new $539,000 fire engine, reports timesleaderonline.com, using bonds while at the same time keeping its eyes peeled for grants.

The department’s current 1991 engine is 10 years beyond its recommended service time, and the department has already scouted a demo model of the apparatus, according to the report.

Officials say the village is putting down a $100,000 payment for the engine and financing the rest—with the city already sitting on a 2.25% financing offer—with bi-annual payments that should have it paid off in five years.

The apparatus is currently being built and should be ready for action in December. The report says it will be used for service at the Daytona 500 in February, then receive a final inspection, and be delivered to the department in March.

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