New wheels for fire department |

New wheels for fire department

Michael Schneider

Central States Fire Apparatus, of Lyons, S.D., had the successful bid of $271,528 for a new fire engine for the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department.

The South Lake Tahoe City Council voted to allocate the funds Tuesday.

Police and Fire Chief Dave Solaro said the new engine has four-wheel drive and an enclosed cab. He said it will be purchased to replace outdated equipment.

Central States was the low bidder. Only two of the six bids were from California or Nevada and neither was from the local area.

According to Nancy Jones, purchasing agent for the city, the triple combination pumper engine was purchased with Proposition 172 funds totaling $300,000. Jones said the remaining funds will be used to outfit the pumper with required equipment and accessories.

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