The Orion Township Fire Department is getting four new command vehicles after the board of trustees approved 6-1 the purchase during its meeting on Monday.
The total cost of the new cars – four 2019 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles – is $174,112.
The fire department requested the township purchase the utility vehicles for $33,528 each, $134,112 total, through the Oakland County Cooperative Bid program.
The board also approved $40,000 ($10,000 per vehicle) to “upfit” the Interceptors with emergency lights, radios, console organizers that will accommodate an iPad and manuals and plans need on site during emergencies, bringing the total to $174,112. Treasurer Donni Steele cast the lone nay vote.
The fire department needs the new SUV-style vehicles to replace the ones they are currently leasing but cannot use because they reached the mileage limit.