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Firefighters Refurbishing Tiverton Engine

Tiverton Firefighters, under the direction of Lt. Robert Gagnon and DPW mechanic Paul Rousseau have begun the process of refurbishing Tiverton's 1991 Central States Pumper.  In 2013, this engine was removed from being a front line fire truck for the department.  Personnel have volunteered there time to complete the refurbishment of this engine.  This truck will serve as an adequate reserve and will also be used for training within the department.  Updates will be posted periodically on the Tiverton Fire Department website.  www.tivertonfire.com
Jack Baillargeron March 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Renee Just for info; The problem with a town doing the refurbished is it is usually cost negative 3 year added life span versus 10 year one for new that when cost are figured is usual more fiscally sound. Now if you can find one already done, which a factory did (they can do at have the price on their own) you may have something. But again there is a life span difference. As for training the unit does not need to be 100% for that obviously. The danger of getting to bare minimum use in actual fire can be a real legal problem also should it fail at a fire resulting a law suit because an insurance company will not pay off due to faulty equipment and tell the insured to sue the town. Liability must always be looked. Emergency equipment is very expensive but it must always be 100% for liability sake. Not to mention the safety of those using it. The main problem and complaint after pay is the expense of overhead for equipment & Buildings because people see it as just having it on hand and not used very much. As I have said before Emergency services are an insurance policy. So when you need it you are glad it is there. It is also what keeps insurance premiums down for home owners, business and the town itself for protection and expense or rebuilding or law suits The law suits especially that happen against towns today are always in the millions and the taxpayer foot that bill if under insured because of all the things I mentioned.
Jack Baillargeron March 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM
PS; What they are doing in keeping this in reserve, is having a working backup for a major event, but not included in what ever the insurance company requires for it's rates of front line. But it can be useful in other area's, training being one which is a requirement and take the pressure of extending the front line equipment life span.
Fed Up March 25, 2014 at 12:40 PM
If the firefighters are refurbishing this fire engine then I can only assume the firefighters believe it has a useful purpose to serve the town. I say this is a good thing and should not come under much scrutiny.
Joe Sousa March 25, 2014 at 04:21 PM
Showing there are enthusiastic members in our FD.
Renee Cwiek March 25, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Joe! I love that you had a positive post! It made me smile!

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