Montcalm County Emergency Services to sell rescue vehicle

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 9:57 am on Thursday, April 11, 2013

STANTON — Montcalm County Emergency Services is in the process of selling its old Rescue 21 vehicle.

According to Emergency Services Deputy Director Eric Smith, two bids were received for the 1999 Ford F350.

Bryan Sova bid $1,365, while Bud’s Auto Parts bid $815.

On Monday, Smith asked the Montcalm County Finance & Personnel Committee to allow him to sell the vehicle to Sova. Committee members voted to recommend the full board allow the sale.

Smith also requested two Emergency Services employees be allowed to attend the FDIC fire and safety conference, which takes place April 22-27 in Indianapolis, Ind. The event is billed as “the world’s largest firefighter training conference.”

“Literally every single public safety manufacture will be in one place at one time,” Smith told commissioners. “Equipment and vehicle replacement is a continual thing for us. Allowing us to go down and spend a day at the exhibit hall would allow us to see all these manufactures and ask them questions and hopefully streamline the process so we know what we want and we don’t want.”

The committee voted to recommend the full board allow Smith’s request.

The full board will meet on April 22, which is the first day of the FDIC conference, but Montcalm County Emergency Services employees would not be attending the conference until later in the week, assuming the full board approves the trip.

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