Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 

 

City Hall

Truck's Final Call

City Hall donates good ol' 267 pumper truck to UFV
City Hall staff/report photo

 

nit #267 is a life-expired fire pumper truck that has recently been replaced with a new unit and has therefore been taken out of service.

 

The usual procedure when equipment has reached the end of its service life is to dispose of the unit at public auction pursuant to Council Policy No.C-3 - Disposal of Municipal Furniture and Equipment.

Past experience has shown that when disposed of at auction fire trucks realize very little value and can sell for less than $5000.00.

The City has a close working relationship with the University of the Fraser Valley and in particular the City provides educational support for students enrolled in the trades school Heavy Duty Mechanic Program. Several times per year the City hosts a class of mechanic students for the day to provide educational within a working equipment shop environment.

The City's fleet manager also provides input into the heavy duty mechanic program curriculum. In return for this support the City is given liberal and free use of UFV's 20 passenger bus which is used by the Operations Department for driver training and other purposes where bus transportation is required for City business.

The trades school has a need for a heavy duty truck to allow expansion of the trades program by having a running unit for students to work on.

 

Unit #267 has a Detroit Diesel 6V92 350hp engine which would be ideal for the UFV program and would allow the students to work on an engine that is very common to heavy duty vehicles in BC.

 

As the potential disposal value of the fire truck is low it is recommended that unit #267 be donated to UFV for the trades school to incorporate into their training programs. As the donation of this truck falls outside of the directives of Policy C-3, Council approval is required for the donation to take place.

 

Editor's Note: This motion hasn't been carved in stone because it's not been voted on by City council yet. Tuesday, Feb 7, is the next council meeting.

 

 

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