Liberty (IN) Plans Fire Apparatus Purchase

The Liberty Volunteer Fire Department has an interlocal agreement with a Tippecanoe County township which ensures the town’s next new fire truck will be bought at the lowest price possible.

The council this week held a public hearing on the fire truck purchase and there was no opposition, Council President and firefighter Ross Keasling said.

The truck will cost $298,000 and the department has $100,000 available to pay for the truck, Liberty Clerk-Treasurer Cheryl Begley said. The town is asking the Department of Local Government Finance to approve the plan, which includes a loan of $198,000. The loan should be repaid in 11 to 12 years, Begley said.

The new truck replaces a 1990 pumper-tanker truck which is failing mechanically and not in compliance with OSHA and NFPA guidelines.

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