A new $513,992 fire engine has been purchased by East Norriton Township officials and will be delivered late next year to the Norriton Fire Engine Company.
East Norriton Fire Marshal Frank Ludwig said the current fire engine, a 1990 E-One, is more than 20 years old.
The board of supervisors approved the lease-purchase of the emergency vehicle Nov. 19 from First Choice Fire Apparatus of Hanover, said Township Manager Don Delamater.
“The lease purchase has to be finalized. It will be between eight and 10 years and will cost $70,000 to $80,000 a year,” Delamater said. “The loan has an interest rate of 3 percent. We are still getting loan quotes from institutions.”
Delamater said the township purchased a replacement ladder truck for the fire company five years ago and put the title in the township’s name. The new lease-purchase will follow that practice.
Ludwig said the new pumper, a 2014 E-One Typhoon X Chassis fire engine, would be “delivered toward the end of 2014.”
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