Haubstadt (IN) to Purchase New Fire Apparatus

Haubstadt Town Council agreed to spend $100,000 as a down payment on a new fire truck, which should be ready for use by 2015.

The truck will cost between $400,000 and $500,000, and will be used as a first-response and firefighting truck complete with hoses and turnout gear.

It will have a Ferrara chassis and look like trucks in use now in Vincennes. The Haubstadt Fire Territory plans to use the Vincennes specifications to save a little money in design.

The department will use equipment from other trucks at first, then buy what they need as money becomes available, said assistant fire chief Zach Meyer.

The truck will be bought as a lease-to-own. Meyer explained that building fire trucks to specs takes time, and that while it might be ready by late next year, it’s best to expect it in early 2015.

Also Monday, the council agreed to give the fire department $4,000 to buy a new light-bar for its current “first-out” truck, which now has only one flashing light up top.

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