Coweta (OK) City Council Approves Money for New Fire Boat and Portable Radios

Firefighters in Coweta (OK) will be adding a new swift water rescue boat and seven new radios to its equipment list after city councilors OK’d the purchases, according to a report published by Wagoner County American-Tribune.

For the last 20 years, the Coweta Fire Department has been using a donated fiberglass fishing boat for water rescue operations, the newspaper reported.

The new vessel will be a Achilles SG140 with a 40-hp Yamaha engine, the newspaper reported, indicating the package includes the boat, storage bag, motor, trailer an extra propeller with a rock guard and lettering. The total cost is $19,642.29, the newspaper reported. Coweta also decided to buy seven new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios to replace ones that are more than 10 years old, the newspaper reported. The total cost of the seven radios, seven microphones and five chargers is $34,258,82, according to the newspaper.

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