NORTH BAY — The North Bay Fire District has added two new apparatus to its fleet: a new pickup truck and a refurbished rescue vehicle.
Fire officials said the new pickup is a four-door 2018 Ford F-350 truck. It will be used to haul equipment and manpower, tow trailers and is outfitted with Basic Life Support equipment.
The new truck is also equipped with firefighting gear, scene lighting and traffic control signs and cones. The new 2018 truck replaces an older 2001 Chevy, which has been sold to another local fire department.
The refurbished rescue vehicle is a 2019 F-450 extended cab pickup truck, officials said.
The rear body was removed from the old rescue truck and has been refurbished and remodeled, before being installed onto the new 2019 truck.
Officials said using the same rear body and installing it on a new truck was a cost-saving measure.
The renovated Rescue 1 truck has both Basic and Advanced Life Support systems, and comes equipped with EMS and firefighting gear, as well as rehab supplies and traffic control equipment.
The 2019 truck replaces the old 2001 F-450 truck on Rescue 1, which has also been sold to another department.
The money received in the sales was put back into buying the new trucks, officials stated.
“North Bay Fire District works very hard at keeping taxes at a low level by making smart purchasing and utilizing income gained on the sale of used apparatus,” officials said in a release.
The trucks were purchased through DeLacy Ford, with assistance from CNY Emergency and Jerome Fire Equipment.
Both new trucks were put into service in April.