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McPherson City Commissioners Approves Equipment Purchases, Updated Roofing Bid for Fire Department

By Lucky Kidd, Ad Astra Radio

McPherson, Kan. –  A number of purchases were approved by McPherson City Commissioners Tuesday, including a number for the Fire Department. This includes spending just over $8,100 for the purchase of a large diameter hose that connects hydrants to apparatus for water supply This replaces a hose that has failed testing requirements.

Also, the purchase of a rotary rescue saw to replace a unit that is 35 years old and for which parts are difficult to obtain. This is one of two saws that the Fire Department has, the other saw is slated for replacement in 2023.

Commissioners also approved an updated quote from Wray Roofing of Newton for roof replacement at the fire station to add a new skylight system, with an added cost of about $22,000. Even with this change, the project is still under budget.

Approval was also given for an additional payment on the 1928 American LaFrance fire truck restoration project.