Escambia Purchasing Four New Fire Engines For Molino, Ensley And Two Other Stations

May 17, 2019

The Escambia County Commission voted unanimously Thursday to purchase four new fire engines to replace four aging trucks that have in excess of 100,000 miles.

A new rescue engine will replace the 2003 model year front line engine assigned to the Molino Fire Station.. A second rescue engine will replace a 2011 model  front line engine assigned to the Ensley Fire Station.

A standard engine will replace the current 2004 model rescue engine at the Myrtle Grove Fire Station, and a squad engine will replace the current 2002 rescue engine at the Pleasant Grove Fire Station.

The four 2019 Pierce engines will be purchased with Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds under national purchasing through NPPGov, a national competitively solicited purchasing cooperative, from Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc., for $2,036,267.10. There are no local businesses able to sell new fire trucks.

In addition to providing dependable, state-of-the-art equipment, having new engines under warranty will also decrease repair and maintenance costs which have increased significantly do to the aging fleet, according to the county.

NorthEscambia.com file photo.

Comments

9 Responses to “Escambia Purchasing Four New Fire Engines For Molino, Ensley And Two Other Stations”

  1. David Huie Green on May 18th, 2019 8:28 pm

    REGARDING:
    “I have continually voted for that half cent knowing that these stations and personnel will continually need updated and perfect working equipment.”

    One cent, actually. (The half cent is for schools.) And it was originally justified on the promise to have all the public roads. They’ve been dragging their feet on that part but have done much good with the diverted monies.

    And those complaining the money isn’t all spent in or on Century might remember the fire departments work cooperatively with each other. (They could even be more cooperative with well paved and maintained roads.)

    David for more foam trucks
    (on paved roads)

  2. Laughing on May 17th, 2019 10:47 pm

    Shouldn’t take more than two years to get the trucks purchased and delivered.

  3. just sayin on May 17th, 2019 8:19 pm

    so @chris century is part of the county are you part of county or just the problem case closed i’ am not going back and forth just a question have a blessed day

  4. chris on May 17th, 2019 3:31 pm

    “so century don’t count not even the crumbs” what % of tax revenue does Century contribute, through property taxes and sales taxes, to be able to receive fire equipment?

  5. Suzie B on May 17th, 2019 12:29 pm

    I have continually voted for that half cent knowing that these stations and personnel will continually need updated and perfect working equipment. I hope that the emergency personnel will be able to feel confident in their jobs by having what they need,

  6. Bill on May 17th, 2019 11:45 am

    How about building and properly staffing a station in Beulah. The commercial and residential growth has far outpaced the current fire station’s ability to provide proper fire protection.

  7. just sayin on May 17th, 2019 8:15 am

    so century don’t count not even the crumbs

  8. Jackie Johnson on May 17th, 2019 7:10 am

    Will the new trucks be purchased through Pierce Manufacturing in Bradenton/Sarasota, FL? If so we have toured that business back in 2002 very nice set up.

  9. troubled on May 17th, 2019 4:37 am

    Maybe Walnut Hill will finally get one!!!! LOL





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