Hillsdale Township Fire Department is getting ready to expect and then welcome a new fire truck, reports The Hillsdale Collegian.
The process started five years ago when the department first went to officials for funding. The fire department asked for bids from six companies, and of the four they received, the winning bid was the least expensive by $40,000.
After about two years of planning, they presented the plan to the Hillsdale Township Board. The plan was approved unanimously and saved the township an additional $12,000 by pre-paying for the engine, which ended up costing $365,000.
The new truck will replace a 1980s model. The new truck will have 2,100 gallons of water on that truck.