Thursday, September 14, 2017

Council approves loan process for Fire Department's new pumper

With the Prince Rupert Fire Department currently putting their new Pumper truck through its paces around the city (fire truck fans may want to keep an eye on the Lester Centre parking lot for showtime) the time to pay the bill has arrived for the City of Prince Rupert.

Monday night, Council heard a report from Corinne Bomben, the City's Financial Officer who outlined the request to Council to authorize the borrowing of $890,000 through the Municipal borrowing authority.

Council was quick to approve that request, with no discussion or comments introduced related to the motion.

As we outlined on the blog earlier this summer, Fire Chief Dave McKenzie took possession of the new pumper in June, the arrival of the Crossfire EXT Rosenbauer pumper makes for the latest upgrade to the city's fire fighting apparatus.

Members of the Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue Department have a new ride
with the new pumper unit frequently seen around town in recent days

Over the last few years, the Prince Rupert Fire Department has introduced a number of new vehicles into service, including a Ladder Truck, Squad Response Truck and Incident command vehicles to the fleet.

Ms. Bomben's report for Council is available on page 45 of the Council Agenda for September 11th.

Her presentation to Council can be viewed below starting at the 7 minute mark.

More notes related to the work of the Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue Department can be found on our Emergency Responders archive.

Other topics of note from Monday's Council session can be reviewed from our Council Archive page.

Further items of note involving Prince Rupert City Council can be found on our Council Discussion page.

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