City of Kirksville to have new fire truck by April 2018
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
The purchase of a new fire truck in one Heartland city is moving forward.
Kirksville firefighters are expected to have a new set of wheels by late April 2018.
City staffers recently traveled to Ohio where the truck is being built.
There, they had a chance to talk about aspects such as lighting, wheels and storage.
Kirksville City Manager Mari Macomber previously told KTVO that city personnel spent a great deal of time researching the perfect ladder truck.
"They identified a truck called Sutphen fire truck that the City of Columbia has and brought up to check out and demo it a little bit, and found many of the components of that truck were what they were looking for."
Each year, the city places $100,000 in its budget line for the purchase or replacement of fire trucks.
That budget line will be used to make annual payments on the apparatus until it's paid off.
The last time the city bought a new fire truck was in 2012.