The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a new water tanker vehicle (tender) that will vastly improve the BCFPD’s ability to deliver water to areas of the district that do not have fire hydrants, according to a press release.
The new, 3,000-gallon capacity tender recently arrived at district headquarters. It will enter service on Jan. 1, 2014, when the BCFPD begins independent operations.
"We were very fortunate to find a stock unit that met our needs. It avoids us having to wait eight months for the tender to be built," said BCFPD President Tom Rowan.
District officials successfully negotiated a purchase price of $205,000, down from $218,000, saving district taxpayers $13,000 on the sale. The tender was manufactured by Luverne, Minnesota-based Midwest Fire Equipment.
Established in 1940, the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District serves portions of Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Lake Barrington and Inverness; and portions of unincorporated Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties. The district currently purchases emergency fire and medical service from the Barrington Fire Department, through an intergovernmental agreement between the district and Village of Barrington. The agreement will expire on Dec. 31, 2013.
The board of trustees meets the third Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the district’s Lake Barrington headquarters, 22222 N. Pepper Rd. For more information, visit www.bcfpd.org or call (224) 848-4800.
Information submitted by the BCFPD