SE Thurston Fire Authority buys new fire truck with help from state. Here’s how
Excerpt from The Olympian:
Southeast Thurston Fire Authority bought a new fire truck this week with help from the Washington State Treasurer’s Office, according to a state news release.
The fire authority financed $900,000 to buy a new Rosenbauer Commander EXT Pumper fire truck, according to the release. This was made possible by its participation in the Treasurer’s Local Option Capital Asset Lending (LOCAL) Program.
Fire Chief Kris Kruse called this a “significant purchase” for the district, which serves about 35,000 people in the cities of Yelm and Rainier as well as the surrounding unincorporated areas.
“We provide critical fire and emergency medical services to thousands of Thurston County residents, and do so working within a budget, which is why we partnered with the Treasurer’s Office to finance the vehicle at lower interest rates than what would be available otherwise,” Kruse said.
The LOCAL Program has facilitated nearly $37 million in financing this week for local fire protection districts, state agencies and one public college. Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti said in the news release that this type of partnership exemplifies “efficient and effective governing.” Read more
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