Friday, October 8, 2021
File Number: 
2021-22

PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City of Pitt Meadows has acquired a new apparatus for the Fire Department’s fleet, replacing one of its aging trucks, which has seen rapidly increasing repair costs and is nearing the end of its service life.

“We are excited to welcome this new and much-needed fire apparatus with the latest equipment and technology that will help keep our community safe for the next 25-30 years,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “This new truck is a testament to Council’s strong commitment to the safety and security of our residents and businesses.”

This front line apparatus will serve as Engine 1 and is equipped to respond to all fire incidents, motor vehicle accidents and medical response with the latest technology to ensure firefighter safety, and effective fire ground operations for the citizens of Pitt Meadows.

”This new apparatus is a huge asset to our emergency fleet and comes equipped with safety enhancements for our first responders,” says Fire Chief Mike Larsson. “It carries a total of seven firefighters including the driver/operator. It is also equipped with LED emergency lighting, as well as a HAAS Alert Responder to Vehicle system, which will alert motorist via navigation apps such as Waze when the fire apparatus is approaching or on scene of an incident.”

Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services’ fleet includes two Engines (pumper trucks), a Quint (ladder truck), a Rescue truck and a number of utility vehicles and trailers. The old truck will still be retained for training purposes thereby saving on the wear and tear of the in-service fleet.

“The City remains focused on asset management and infrastructure planning, which is essential for sustaining long-term service delivery,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “The replacement of aging equipment is part of the City’s asset management plan and incorporated in our annual Financial Planning process.”

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca
 

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