Long Beach (WA) to Vote on New Fire Apparatus

A proposed eight-year bond will be on a November ballot that would fund a new fire truck for the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department, reports Chinook Observer.

Purchasing a new fire truck with equipment would cost about $560,000. The bond is necessary for funding because the department’s annual budget is about $130,000.

The department would be replacing its oldest fire truck, a 1978 Seagraves that requires a stick-shift and requires part replacements. In 2012, the department got its newest fire truck. 

The department tries to buy a new fire truck every 10 years, but has been buying new trucks about every 20 years.

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