Waynesboro Assistant Fire Chief John R. Beck spent more than 20 minutes breaking down the safety benefits and additional reach that a new ladder truck could provide at Wednesday night's Waynesboro Borough Council meeting.
"We would like to start the process of purchasing a new ladder truck and we are looking for the blessing and financial backing of council," said Beck
conducted a PowerPoint presentation in hopes of gaining governmental support.
The preliminary purchase price for a new aerial apparatus, which would replace the current ladder truck, is about $850,000, according to Beck
said it would take a year from the time of signing the contract to actually receive the truck.
"We are relying now on some of the reach coming from New Franklin (Fire Company), Hagerstown and Halfway, Maryland," Beck
Councilwoman Niccole Rolls asked what the timetable needed was to train volunteers and get them certified to use the new equipment.
said that Waynesboro would be hosting classes conducted by Bucks County Community College
and typically it would take a year for all requirements to be met.
Additional hands-on training would take place at the Franklin County training center.
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also explained that council is the first to see this presentation in the hopes of gaining some direction.