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Fire truck final emergency gear approved

Maumelle Fire Department's new response vehicle. Bill Lawson photoBuy Photo
Maumelle Fire Department's new response vehicle. Bill Lawson photo

Maumelle has a new fire truck but it’s not the new million-dollar truck the department is expecting in time for the opening of a new second new fire station off Club Manor Drive.

The new fire truck bought last month from Landers in Benton is a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab ¾ pickup truck with a lot of law enforcement and fire department special equipment including a spray in bed liner, a fleet safety package and a Goss camper shell.

According to copies of the invoice obtained from the city, Maumelle paid $24,524 for the truck bought under the state contract for emergency vehicles, $475 for the bed liner, $4482.32 for the Fleet package and $1,337 for the camper shell. Total cost to the city is $30,818.32.

Retail price for the truck would have been $38,310 including $36,215 base price for the 2014 Dodge Ram Four-wheel drive crew cab 149-inch tradesman and the other accessories.

Color is deep cherry red with Chrystal pearl coat, with a Diesel grey and black heavy-duty vinyl bench seat interior.

The engine is a 5.7 liter V-8 Hemi diesel engine with a six-speed automatic transmission with a 3.73 anti-spin differential rear axle ratio.

It also includes a 55-inch Wheelan light bar and many other lights on, around and inside the vehicle.

Monday night the City Council approved the purchase of gear Interim Chief John Payne said will allow it to be used for medical calls instead of a fire engine. It also will be used to pull the department’s oxygen supply to fire calls. The truck is listed as issued to the department’s training officer. He said Maumelle firefighters would install the equipment that includes:

Winch - $999. Step Bar - $355.47, Truck bed slide - $817.50, Emergency lights - $1,879.77, Push Bar bumper - $1,117.29, Key-less entry - $270.17, Hitch - $150.70, Striping package - $876.12, Vent Visors - $65, iPad mount - $140 and a Lock Box - $195.

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