New fire engine for Fernie

A brand new fire engine will be coming to work in Fernie.

A brand new fire engine will be coming to work in Fernie.

City Council approved a proposal from Fire Chief Shawn Ivany for a new 2012 Rosenbauer fire engine.

The fire department’s current fire engine, a 1990 HUB, is over its maximum service life of 20 years set by the Fire Underwriters Survey.

Chief Ivany said that a pump test was done on the current fire engine in June 2009. Ten minutes into the test the engine overheated. The truck was taken back to the shop and the cooling system was flushed and then the truck was re-tested. The second test lasted 14 minutes before the engine overheated.

Despite replacing the radiator in August 2010, the HUB fire engine did not meet the service life extension test.

The replacement of the current fire engine is part of Fernie Fire and Emergency’s Ten Year Strategic Plan.

The successful bid from Rosenbauer came in under the $400,000 budget. The new fire engine will cost $366,964.64, and it will be paid for by the equipment replacement fund.

Chief Ivany said the current fire engine will be sold and the money from the sale will go back into the replacement fund. M.C.

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