Schenectady (NY) Fire Dept. Orders New Aerial and Two Engines

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Schenectady (NY) officials have agreed to process of lease-purchasing three new fire trucks with a total cost of $2.6 million, according to a report published by The Daily Gazette.

The newspaper reported Rosenbauer has been selected to build a new 100-foot aerial platform and two custom pumpers for Schenectady with the plan to take possession of the new apparatus in about 14 months.

The city got a discount of about $100,000 for pre-purchase payment and an interest rate of 2.2 percent, the paper reported, adding the new trucks are being purchased through a program called Sourcewell, a consortium used by New York and other states nationwide.

The city is on a 5-year cycle to replace apparatus with the Garrison Fire & Rescue Corp., with which the city has had a 30-year relationship, according to the report.

The newspaper said the city won’t have to make a payment on the lease purchase until 2023.

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