Brighton (MI) Getting Two Fire Apparatus

The Brighton Area Fire Department is set to receive two new fire trucks.

The Brighton Area Fire Authority approved a recommendation to purchase two new fire engines from the Pierce Manufacturing Company of Appleton (WI).

The new fire engines will replace two which have high mileage on them. One of them is the department’s oldest piece of equipment at about 20 years old and the other has about 130,000 miles on it.

Chief Michael O’Brian said the new fire trucks are part of the department’s long-term capital replacement program.

O’Brian says maintenance costs have skyrocketed on the two fire trucks because of their age. The new fire engines will cost about $1.2 million, minus trade-ins and discounts resulting from purchasing them through a consortium.

O’Brian says the fire trucks will have a foam system, which will greatly enhance the department’s ability to quickly get fires under control.

They will also be equipped with the latest safety features including state-of-the-art electronics and air bags.

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