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December 12, 2012

City approves purchase of chairs for firefighters

DUNCAN — The Duncan Fire Department will be getting a makeover with a variety of changes coming to the three stations as a result of Tuesday’s city council meeting.

The council approved the budgeted purchase of eight dormitory chairs for Station 1 in the amount of $5,698.00.

“These are pieces of furniture that are used 24 hours a day,” City Manager Jim Frieda said.

The eight chairs will be purchased from Hamilton Bryan for $700 each with a delivery fee of $98.

The council also approved the repair of Rescue Engine 1 from Myder, L.L.C. in the amount of $13,592.30. The vehicle was damaged by an internal electrical fire that Frieda said caused extensive damage to the vehicle. Since the fire was not a result of a fire that was being put out, the repair is not covered by warranty.

The purchase of a wired/wireless intercom communication system for Engine 1 from Chief Fire and Safety was also approved in the amount of $4,175.

Frieda said this purchase would allow the crew to hear and communicate with the 9-1-1 Communication Center during transport and after the crew had exited the vehicle.

The council also approved the purchase of energy efficient windows at Stations 2 and 3 in the amount of $10,200.

Frieda said that the work that the city has done to ensure that the city is being efficient with utilities cannot be maintained if the buildings do not have energy efficient windows.

This purchase will provide energy efficient savings. Jan-L Construction was chosen to complete this project.

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