FWFD replacing older trucks, buying new firefighter gear

Published on November 03, 2022

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The Fort Worth Fire Department is replacing 11 fire trucks and will add personal protective equipment to supplement a gear exchange program.

The City Council recently approved spending $14 million with Siddons Martin Emergency Group to buy new trucks that will replace aging apparatus. Once the order is placed, the new trucks will be delivered in a little more than two years.

The department will also spend approximately $5.4 million over the next four years to buy gear and extractors used to clean the gear. The contract is with Ohio-based Lion First Responder PPE and Alabama-based North America Fire Equipment Co.

Firefighters borrow gear from the exchange program when their personal set is being cleaned.

The new trucks will replace older trucks that have reached their service life. That is determined by age, hours of use and maintenance costs. Engine trucks, for example, are replaced within eight to 10 years and then become a reserve for another five to seven years.



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