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Two new fire engines will be racing through West Kelowna

West Kelowna Council has awarded the contract for the purchase

Last night, West Kelowna Council approved the purchase of two additional fire engines.

The two fire engines will be Wildland Urban Interface Type II Fire Engines from Safetek Emergency Vehicles and will cost $598,500 each, not including tax. However the new additions to station #33 in Rose Valley and Station #34 in Glenrosa are within budget and are sold at a fixed price.

Related:Firefighters pool their paycheques in Joe Rich for a fire engine

To stay within budget Chief Jason Brolund has decided on a stock chassis.

“They will be slightly smaller, carry slightly less water,” Chief Brolund said.

Related:Truck destroyed by fire in West Kelowna

The new fire engines will arrive early next year.

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