Covington Fire Department is replacing an older truck with a $1.43 million Pierce Manufacturing fire truck, reports The Covington News.
The truck will likely take up to 18 months to build and deliver to Covington. Once the truck is delivered to the city, the total cost will be financed over 10 years through a Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Master Lease program. The overall price tag was a bit lower than originally anticipated by more than $100,000. If the council waits to issue a purchase order after Feb. 1, there would be an increase in total cost of 3%.
The fire truck will be beneficial to the fire department as recently there has been trouble with a few different trucks.