WARSAW — All of Indiana Fire District 2 will benefit from the new fire training prop that Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory is receiving. During Tuesday’s fire territory board meeting, Fire Chief Michael Wilson announced that the department will be receiving the new prop.
The training prop will be purchased through Pac-Van, but the $46,500 cost will be completely reimbursed through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s Infrastructure Maintenance Grant Program. The prop will be made out of shipping containers to allow for live fire training. Inside the containers will be rooms that represent a kitchen, bedroom and living room.
Wilson commented that the prop will last “forever” and will get a lot of use from all the departments in the district. The board approved the purchase agreement.
An update was given on the construction of the Fire Station #3. The design developments have gone well and bidding on the project is expected to start early July with construction started late July. If all goes as planned, the station will be ready to move in July 2018.
The 2005 ladder truck is currently inoperable. The truck’s transmission needs to be repaired and the cost was quoted at $13,000. The truck isn’t planned to be replaced until 2021, so the repair is well worth the cost. The truck will be repaired with a transmission that’s under warranty.
In other news:
- A yearly maintenance agreement was approved with Cummins Crosspoint for generator equipment maintenance.
- Travel requests were approved for seven different seminars and conferences.
- Seven percent of January’s runs were structure-type fires. 60 percent of the runs were medical assists.