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Drumheller Fire Department shopping for new pumper

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    The Drumheller Fire Department is looking at getting some new apparatus to update its fleet.
    Fire Chief Bill Bachynski told The Mail right now they are looking at acquiring a new pumper truck.

    “We have received three proposals, and I am reviewing them right now to make sure it is what we need,” said Bachynski, “and then we will move the project forward.”
    The Drumheller Fire Department includes the Drumheller, Rosedale and East Coulee halls. Bachynski said the new pumper would be a replacement for one in its existing fleet, and this is a part of ongoing maintenance and modernization.
    “Our fleet is aging and it is time to make a replacement,” he said. “This is something you have to do to keep the equipment in a state that is acceptable to a community.”
    He adds that a lifespan for a first response unit is about 20 years.
    The Drumheller Fire Department has a varied arsenal at its disposal including the Simon Snorkel aerial truck, pumpers and a tanker, as well as a rescue truck equipped with extrication tools and a water rescue boat.
    “There is a good variety for the municipality’s needs,” said Bachynski.
    He said when the new unit is selected the purchase will come before council for approval.

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