FY 2017 represents year five of a 10-year Fire fleet replacement plan
approved by former City Manager Rashad Young in 2012. For FY 2017, the capital
project portion (i.e. the debt financed portion) of the replacement plan
includes the replacement of the existing Rescue Squad Unit vehicle and existing
Hazmat Unit vehicle used on Hazmat responses.
The table below shows the equipment replacement schedule agreed upon in FY 2012, and currently funded in the CIP. Each of these purchases represents the replacement or refurbishment of existing vehicles/apparatus in the active Fire fleet. Although the Fire Fleet Replacement plan only covers FY 2012 – FY 2022, the Proposed FY 2017 – FY 2026 CIP programs funding for FY 2023 – FY 2026, recognizing that future Fire vehicle/apparatus replacement will be necessary.
While these are the apparatus scheduled to be replaced in the fleet replacement plan, the City is now five years into the implementation of this replacement plan. AFD and OMB have begun initial meetings to discuss modifications to the fleet replacement plan to reflect the current needs of the department, including the possible delay or acceleration of the replacement of specific vehicles if necessary based on current vehicle condition.