2013 Capital Fleet Status Update

The BOFC's 2013 Capital Fleet Replacement Plan was very productive. The funding of this project was not to exceed an amount of $2,605,000 which was approved on December 12, 2012.

The following vehicles were purchased in 2013:
  • Rehab Support Vehicle for the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Company - This vehicle replaced a 1991 utility vehicle.
  • Pick-up Truck for the Volunteer Cherry Hill Fire Police Unit - This vehicle replaced a 1992 pick-up truck.
  • Panel Van for the Volunteer Cherry Hill Fire Police Unit - This vehicle replaced a 1975 utility vehicle.
  • Ford Explorer (2) for the Fire Chief and Assistant Chief - These vehicles replaced a 2004 Ford Explorer and 2009 Crown Vic Sedan that were placed into a secondary use.
  • Rescue Boat for the Technical Rescue Company - This boat will become the primary boat for emergency deployment.
The Pick-up truck, Panel Van, Ford Explorers and Boat were purchased using the New Jersey State Bid Contract.

Total expenditures in 2013 for these vehicles was $335,100

2014
The following vehicles/equipment were purchased in 2014:
  • 100 foot Pierce Ladder Truck to replace a 2003 Seagrave Tower Ladder - The 2003 Tower Ladder will be sold with the revenue from the sale placed into the Fire District's capital reserve account.
  • Pierce Squad Engine to replace a 2003 Seagrave Squad Engine - The 2003 Squad Engine will be placed into the Fire District's reserve fleet.
  • Firefighting Equipment for the Squad Engine and Ladder Truck.
  • Rescue Boat which replaces a 2001 primary boat that was placed out-of-service due to its age. The Rescue Boat will be stationed on the west side of the township.
  • Tilt Trailer was purchased to transport heavy equipment for the Department.
  • 2015 Shop Truck will replace a 1995 Shop Truck which is used for road side repair of Fire Department vehicles and snow removal.
The Pierce Ladder and Squad Engine were purchased using the Houston-Galveston Area Co-Op at a savings to the Fire District. In addition, by using capital reserve funding the Fire District was able to save an additional $47,298 off the final pricing from the Co-Op. The Shop Truck was purchased using the New Jersey State Bid Contract.

Total expenditures in 2014 for these vehicles and equipment was $1,750,094

2015
The following vehicle will be purchased in 2015:
  • 2015 Suburban for the Battalion Chief - This vehicle will replace a 2007 Suburban which will be placed in reserve status as the back-up Battalion Chief vehicle.
Total approved expenditures in 2015 will be $100,000.
  • 2013 Capital Fleet Plan Total Appropriations: $2,605,000
  • 2013 Capital Fleet Plan Total Expenditures: $2,085,194
Total under expenditures of $519,806 will be placed back into the Fire District's capital reserve account for future capital fleet replacement.