City Council Approves Public Safety Upgrades for Fire, Police

Articles Public Safety 12-01-15

The Arlington City Council has approved significant public safety upgrades for both the fire and police departments.

At the evening session on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the City Council approved the purchase for two new fire engines to replace two existing front-line fire engines that have reached the end of their service life.

The new engines are equipped with all the requirements to meet or exceed EPA emission reducing standards.

The two fire engines were purchased through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program, in the amount of $1,184,956.

The Arlington City Council also approved the purchase of 33 Dodge Charger Police Sedans with Freedom Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program in the amount of $820,930.

These vehicles will replace units currently in inventory that have reached the end of their service life. All new vehicles meet the most current U.S. EPA’s Emission standards for pollutant emissions for both gasoline and diesel engines.