Oxford board green lights 95’ ladder truck

OXFORD – A special meeting in the Village of Oxford yielded a decision by village officials to approve the acceptance of a bid proposed to acquire a replacement aerial apparatus to add to the Villages Fire Department arsenal.

A source of discussion for more than two years amongst the Oxford community came to an end as Oxford trustees unanimously voted in favor of accepting a bid of $388,000 for the purchase of a used 2001 KME Aerialcat outfitted with 95-foot ladder, Hale 2,000 gallon-per-minute side mount pump and seating for six.

Even as a bid on a similar unit in nearby Syracuse was on the negotiation table, OFD Chief Hans Franklin disclosed to Village trustees that internal discussions at the fire department leaned heavily in favor of the KME ladder, sourced from Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus, LLC based out of Union Grove, Al.

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