City leaders have voted to purchase a new fire truck for $339,273.
In action taken recently, the council voted unanimously to a bid by Rosenbauer to purchase a new interface fire engine for the city’s fire department.
Once specialized nozzles for high pressure booster lines, and radio systems are installed, the new unit cost is expected to come in at close to $350,000, which is how much city leaders budgeted for the purchase in the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget.
There were four bids received for the new equipment.
The council did opt to buy the cheapest bid.
Chief Guido Smith said a committee of firefighters who made up an apparatus committee established a 28-point check-off/comparison checklist, in finalizing three recommended choices.
The bid from Rosenbauer was $2,446 more than another bid but Smith said the purchase represents the best product in quality, safety and functionality for the Farmington Fire Department.