Revelstoke City Council has approved the purchase of a water tender truck for the fire department.
The truck was purchased with funds from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District as part of the new Area B Rural Fire Protection Agreement that was negotiated last year.
Fire Chief Dwayne Voykin put out a request for proposal and each proposal came in over budget, however, he was able to negotiate with Osco Tank and Truck Sales Inc. and purchase at truck that was within the regional district’s budget.
In order to reduce the cost the water tank was changed from polyurethane to stainless steel and the engine size was reduced to 375 horsepower.
The vehicle is now being constructed and should be delivered later this year.