Charlottetown approves $1.2 million fire truck purchase

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A 100-foot platform aerial truck very similar to the one now on order for the Charlottetown Fire Department.

Charlottetown is getting a new fire truck.

City council voted Monday to spend just under $1.2 million to buy a 100-foot Pierce aerial ladder truck with a bucket on the end. Micmac Fire Safety Source Ltd. won the tender bid.

"It's going to be going into Station One," said Randy MacDonald, fire chief, after the September council meeting.

"It's brand new," said MacDonald. "It's not even in production yet. It will be in production in the next couple of weeks.

"It's going to look very similar to what we have there now but it will have a basket on the end of it where two firefighters will be able to work, to perform rescue operations from a window, for example," said MacDonald.

The department is expecting to take delivery of the new truck sometime in 2013.

The existing arial truck, known as Ladder One will then move to Station Two on St. Peter's Road.

Organizations: Fire Safety Source

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • emergency services building
    September 12, 2012 - 11:35

    Charlottetown needs 1 emergency services building to house the fire department and the police department. Make it centralized up at Belvedere & Mount Edward or in that vicinity. Then you can have 1 dispatch office, 1 radio tower and 1 backup generator and be in a better position to respond to problems throughout the city. The 2 current fire stations and 1 police station are not centrally located. Then you can sell the old fire station & police station properties or move other city offices from city hall to those locations.

    • Taxpaying citizen
      September 12, 2012 - 22:27

      First of all this one super station you talk about was in an outdated study done almost 10 years ago and would not work now with the growth the city has seen since the study was done and secondly, yes the city needs a new ladder truck as the truck that it is replacing is almost 25 years old and Ladder 1 is 17 years old and I know as a citizen of the city of Charlottetown I would much rather a brand new truck pulling up to my house and helping with a second or third floor rescue then an aging truck that is at the end of its life cycle as an emergency response vehicle.

  • Wonderful news
    September 12, 2012 - 06:44

    Our fire department deserves the best! and so do we as citizens of this Capital city - good job and thank you to all those who help make our city and province safer - if this new truck saves one life, one home, one pet - then every cent has been very well spent!!

  • sparky
    September 11, 2012 - 21:16

    Lets hope that when there is a fire requiring this truck it doesn't get damaged too badly traveling down our horrible roads :)

  • awesome
    September 11, 2012 - 20:25

    It is great too see new trucks or equipment coming in. These guys do the city such an amazing favor, if this is what they need then give it to them.

  • john doe
    September 11, 2012 - 19:39

    its nice to see the fire dept. get a new truck, but the other ones work fine. the city was aweful worried about the water this summer and that money would of been a good start towords a new well.

  • nitpicker
    September 11, 2012 - 17:47

    Very good. If we need this equipment, so be it. I elect city council members to make such decisions on my behalf, and we all rely on the expertise of professionals like Randy MacDonald. All that said, 1.2 million dollars is a lot of money, so additional info would be welcome, such as why a second ladder is required and so on.