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Fountain City Council Approves Purchase of Vehicle to Be Converted into City's Critical Incident Response Vehicle


Last updated 12/6/2017 at 2:55pm

At the November 28 Fountain City Council meeting, council approved a resolution to enter into a contract with TRANSWEST RV, a Fountain business, to purchase a used 2017 Vista LX 31’ class A RV to be utilized and converted into a critical incident response vehicle for the city. It will be used to support all large operations within the city of Fountain.

The cost is $84,300 and includes a five year extended full coverage warranty. City employees will convert the vehicle, adding radio banks, briefing boards, emergency supplies, command and control capacities and network capacities as needed. It is estimated to have a life cycle of 10 years and will be financed through a lease secured by the finance manager.

The city’s Public Safety and Office of Emergency Management teams identified a vulnerability in the city’s critical incident response protocol via the lack of an incident command vehicle for large scale critical incidents or operations exceeding 24 hours. They recommended the purchase with trained personnel, to have the capability to respond in a timely manner to any event in the city, to use it to establish incident command, coordinate all resources and return the city to normal operations in a timely manner that decreases and mitigates losses to the city and its citizens. After conducting a detailed analysis they selected the vehicle with TRANSWEST RV to recommend it for purchase.

Council voted unanimously to approve the resolution. Mayor Pro Tem Phil Thomas and Councilmember Richard Applegate were not present at the meeting.

See next week’s paper for additional highlights and recognitions from recent City Council meetings.


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