WARSAW — Fire Chief Michael Wilson announced that the department is purchasing an off-road emergency response unit during the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory meeting held yesterday, May 1.
The Polaris Ranger XP 900 Crew will be used by the department in a variety of ways. The unit will be able to respond to off-road medical calls including hunting accidents, technical rescues and help transport equipment for the Warsaw Dive Team. The vehicle will also be used for activities at Central Park, downtown events and the fairgrounds.
“The concept, that is cool, this will be used,” said board member Joseph Streeter. “We have so many things going on that are not on the road.”
The unit is expected to cost $13,200 and will be purchased from Loose Moose, Pierceton. Since the purchase amount did not reach the required limit, no approval from the board was neccesary. Regardless, all board members expressed agreement regarding the purchase.
A $246,167.85 pay application to Mosaic Building Solutions was approved for the ongoing construction to Fire Station 3. All the steel in the building is up and the roof will be completed shortly. The building is expected to be completed by the middle of July.
Upon completion, two open houses will be held. The first open house will be for fire department employees and board members. At that open house, attendees will be able to sign a back stairway to celebrate the completed construction. A second open house will be held for the public.
The board also approved a service agreement with Comcast for Fire Station 3 and a six month agreement with the Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department.