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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • NFD gets new fire truck

  • The Neosho Fire Department’s long-awaited new fire engine was ready for pick-up Wednesday.
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  • The Neosho Fire Department’s long-awaited new fire engine was ready for pick-up Wednesday.
    The City of Neosho announced Wednesday afternoon that the new pumper truck, custom made for the Neosho Fire Department by Precision Fire Apparatus, of Camdenton, Mo., was finally ready to come home to Neosho.
    The new engine won’t officially go into service just yet though. Once the truck arrives in Neosho it has to be fully equipped and fire department personnel will also require additional training on the new truck.
    The final touches and training are expected to be finished in about two weeks.
    The Neosho City Council approved a bid of $550, 624 from Precision Fire Apparatus for the engine in April.
    The council recently approved an agreement with U.S. Bancorp to pay for the new fire truck.
    The amount to be financed is $350,624 at 1.83 percent over a five-year period, which comes out to five payments of $72,939.17.  
    The fire engine will replace a 1987 model, which can now go into reserves. Once the 1987 Pierce model moves to reserves, the department’s 34-year-old 1979 Boardman fire engine, already in reserve, can be retired and declared surplus.
    In his presentation to council in April, Neosho Fire Chief Mike Eads said apparatus should be replaced every 10 to 15 years, however, the Neosho Fire Department has been unable to keep up with that.
    The department maintained their fleet beyond that, with the current front line apparatus consisting of a 13-year-old 2000 Precision truck, the 1987 Pierce model which will soon move to reserves, and the 1979 model in reserves, soon to be surplus.

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