|Firefigther Ryan Kery and Chief Craig Wasem with 20 year old rescue truck, still in service|
Though lower, KME's bid contained 38 deviations from bid specs. This included shortcuts like incandescent instead of LED lights and a roof that was 2' higher than requested. Unlike KME, Marion's bid contained no variations from very detailed bid specs. "For the specs on this, we killed off ten trees," reported Township Manager Jay Finnigan.
Rescue trucks, unlike other fire trucks, carry an array of special equipment that includes the Jaws of life, wooden cribbing, generators, winches, hi-lift jacks, cranes, cutting torches and circular saws.
Fire Chief Craig Wasem stated the new truck will replace a 20 year old rescue truck still in service by the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company.