Fire Truck, Police SUV Purchases Approved

The Smithfield Town Council has approved the purchase of a new fire truck and two new police SUV’s.

The council approved the purchase of a 2017 Smeal fire engine at a cost of $490,000.  The engine will replace a 24 year-old fire truck that is nearing the end of its lifespan.  The fire truck purchase is less than the $530,000 budgeted for the purchase this fiscal year. 

The council also approved spending $61,482 for two Ford Interceptor police SUV’s.  Each SUV will cost $30,741. The total cost is just under $62,000 budgeted this year for the purchase.  The SUV’s will replace the existing patrol vehicles for the K-9 officers.