Bid accepted for new pumper for Dundalk Fire Department

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Dundalk Fire Department will be getting a new pumper truck delivered in 2022.

Three tender submissions came in, Chief Derek Malynyk told council, but as one bid was over $718,000 it was not evaluated.

In the end, they did not recommend the lowest bid, because it came from a company in western Canada, and would involve extra costs for servicing if needed.

The chief said the design of the truck from Commercial Emergency Equipment Company in Woodstock was superior in both the location of a tank and of pump operator controls.

The cost is $687,860. There is a warranty of 10 years on paint and five years on the motor and the company will throw in pump testing for one year, a $1,000 value.

Mayor John Woodbury commended the chief for his evaluation and looking for a workable truck for firefighters on the ground.

The payment is made on delivery.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald