The Boston Fire Department has designated the Waterous Company as the exclusive manufacturer of fire pumps for its current and future purchases of fire apparatus.
The agreement, according to officials, allows the Boston Fire Department Maintenance Division to conduct warranty work in-house and purchase parts directly from the factory, which will speed up turnaround time for repairs and save the city money.
“Waterous has already begun training our certified emergency vehicle technicians to perform warranty work, and this shows their dedication to us as a valued customer,” said Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser. “This will allow the Maintenance Division to get our fire engines repaired more quickly and get them back into service.”
The Boston Fire Department has 34 front line engines in its firehouses. This fiscal year it will purchase three engines as part of its apparatus replacement plan, and they will all have Waterous pumps.