Gresham (OR) Fire Department Needs Fire Apparatus

Gresham Fire & Emergency Services is seeking funds for a new fire truck, reports The Outlook.

Station 71 houses an active fire truck and one in reserve and now is the time to rotate out the reserve fire truck. National fire associations recommend a 15-year service life for trucks, with the final five operating in reserve. 

Gresham Fire is requesting a new Tiller truck that will provide better service along the city’s older, narrower streets, as well as within apartment and office complexes. 

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Gresham Fire needs new truck

Christopher KeizurMarch 09 2021City ponders funding options for $1.49 million truck as fire apparatus exceed safe lifespans. 


Gresham Fire & Emergency Services is seeking funds for a new fire truck to replace an aging vehicle that poses safety and service concerns. 

Station 71, located next to Gresham City Hall, houses two fire trucks — one active and one in reserve. But the time has come to rotate out the reserve fire truck that has exceeded its recommended lifespan. National fire associations recommend a 15-year service life for trucks, with the final five operating in reserve. 

“Our fire apparatus are on the road 24 hours (a day), seven days a week and the reserve is well past its useable life,” said Gresham Fire Chief Mitch Snyder. 

Gresham Fire is requesting a new Tiller truck, the model most jurisdictions are turning toward. A Tiller truck has two drivers with separate steering wheels, allowing for enhanced maneuverability. That will provide better service along the city’s older, narrower streets, as well as within apartment and office complexes. 

Gresham City Council will need to figure out a way to fund the new fire truck, especially as the city continues to struggle out of a budget crisis. The city has been grappling with a $13.3 million funding gap through Fiscal Year 20/21.

 

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