|photo by Bill Church, via Flickr|
It turns out that our new truck was built specifically to service auto racing tracks in the southern United States. When it arrived here it had no block heater and no cab heater but it did have a huge air conditioner!
Fitting our new fire engine out to survive in our sometimes-less-than-hospitable weather has proven a challenge. Fire engines pump water. Water freezes! Keeping water lines and the big pump serviceable during the winter months is very difficult.
What to do? Some councilors want to cut our losses and sell our new truck and buy another one more suitable to our climate. Others want to repair and continue to "winterize" our existing truck and keep it for a few more years, or until a suitable grant presents itself to replace it.
As a rate payer, what do you think we should do? Let me, other councilors, and/or the Village Office know what you think should be done to solve our latest Fire Engine Woes!
March 1/2017: I've posted an update for this post, here - Clarifications on the Fire Engine.