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.
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.