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Edmond Fire Department Receives New Equipment Thanks to Taxpayers

25 Jun

Edmond Fire Department Receives New Equipment Thanks to Taxpayers

In every fire response, fire fighters are doing their best to save as much property and as many lives as possible. However, this task can become quite difficult when firefighters lack the proper equipment they need to perform their jobs.

In Edmond, Oklahoma, firefighters are an essential part of the community hence the need to constantly improve firefighting tools and equipment. That is why two new pieces of equipment were granted to the Edmond Fire Personnel thanks to the taxpayers of the city. A $42,000 command vehicle and a $75,000 350-gallon brushpumper were obtained by the fire department to use for future fire responses.

The new brushpumper is installed on the chassis of a 2013 Ford F450. This will allow firefighters to respond to fire calls even in heavy weather conditions or hard terrains. The new command vehicle for the fire department is a 2013 Chevy Tahoe, equipped with a laptop computer to obtain firefighting information.

These two new tools are part of the city’s budget through an in-house city vehicle maintenance department. This department enables the city’s fire department to seek assistance with their vehicle maintenance issues through the taxes paid by Edmond taxpayers.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031

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Edmond Fire Department Creates Five-Year Plan to Better Serve

26 Mar

Edmond Fire Department Creates Five-Year Plan to Better Serve

Fires injure thousands of people and homes each year, and for that reason, it is crucial that fire departments be equipped with the right tools, strategies, and people on the job to provide a high quality of service, especially during a fire.

That is why the Edmond Fire Department is creating a strategic plan for the next five years. The five-year plan will help improve the department’s overall system, including their tools and equipment and response procedures.  The plan has been passing through the reviewing and approval processes, and a printed copy will be available in the next three weeks.

According to Fire Chief Jake Rhoades, the five-year plan will focus on becoming more effective and efficient by making the right decisions. They will not focus on just the lowest price when it comes to equipment, but rather on what is cost worthy and beneficial.

The creation of the department’s five-year plan is being cooperated with the members of the community as well as members of the Fire Department. Participants were given the chance to provide feedback and comments about the department and other specific details such as emergency medical services, fire prevention, and basic rescue and technical responses to disasters. Members of the department have gathered for three days to discuss the feedback of members from the community and revise their goals. They, in turn, send their revisions to a focus group.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031