Edison (NJ) has requested a $1 million bid for an aerial fire truck and announced a plan to outsource its professional emergency services.
The bid for the long-awaited fire truck is due July 3, reports the mayor’s office.
The proposed savings from outsourcing will pay for the township’s forthcoming third aerial fire truck within two years.
The township’s fire union had been calling for the investment for several years, said Robert Yackel, the union’s president. Recently, both of the township’s other aerial trucks were out of service, forcing the township to call upon surrounding municipalities for support, Yackel said.
“That results in much delayed response,” he said. “It is a major safety concern.”
Manufacturers may inquire about the bid for the firetruck at http://www.edisonnj.org/business/open_bids/index.php.
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