Finally something everyone on the Marysville City Council can agree on: The purchase of a new, type three wildland fire engine.
Following a unanimous vote, it was decided to replace one of the Marysville Fire Department’s older engines, as Council Member Brad Hudson – who worked at the fire department – tells The Appeal-Democrat he had firsthand experience of the engines having issues.
Regarding the finances, the city has applied for a Community Development Block Grant to help cover a $576,485 price-tag. Currently MFD has 2 woodland fire engines, one is 27 years old, the other 38. However the National Fire Protection Association recommends engines be retired after the 20 year mark, according to the paper.