Brownwood (TX) City Council OKs $600k Fire Engine Purchase

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Brownwood (TX) City Council recently approved the purchase of a new $600,000 fire engine on a 7-year capital lease, reports

The 2022 Capital Budget included $550,000 for the purchase, though increases have come about with another looming in January, the report says. The last engine the City purchased was in 2017 for $507,000.

The fire department requested a quote using specifications very similar to the 2017 apparatus, according to the report. The quote came in at $608,000, with a trade in allotment of $15,000 for the department’s 1999 engine—bringing the total cost to approximately $593,000.

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