Statesville Council members discuss possibility of new fire engines

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Members of the Statesville City Council met for their annual retreat yesterday touching on everything from equipment for the fire department to the possibility of a new splash pad.

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Spokeswoman Nancy Davis says the group discussed the need to replace fire engines after receiving a demonstration from the department.

According to a city document, best practices call for a 25 year life cycle, with 15 years spent on front line duty.  Based on that practice, two engines and a ladder should be replaced.

Davis says Council members will revisit the issue Monday and look to possibly pay for one engine in the current budget year and another at a later date.

Author: WSIC editor