Sharonville will replace a decades-old fire truck, using money city council has set aside in anticipation of the need for a new emergency vehicle.
Three weeks after an early March approval of the purchase of an ambulance, council gave its approval for a new aerial truck to replace a 20-year-old emergency vehicle.
Funds for the ambulance will come from the 2015 capital budget, Fire Chief Ralph Hammonds said, and the ladder truck will be paid for through a special capital equipment fund.
The aerial truck will cost between $1.15 million and $1.3 million, the chief said.
The new vehicle will be ordered in May, with delivery expected in June or July 2016.
Until then, the current ladder truck will remain in service.
When the new emergency vehicle arrives next year, Sharonville will either sell the current truck or trade it in, “whichever generates the best price for the city,” Hammonds said.
The ladder truck purchase was not part of the Northeast Fire Collaborative because none of the other four departments had a current need to replace this type of truck, Hammonds said,
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