In a move aimed at keeping its fleet fresh, Brick Township will purchase seven new police cars and two new ambulances off a cooperative contract.
The seven police vehicles will all be Dodge Chargers, to which the department switched last year from Ford Crown Victorias, which were discontinued by Ford. The township’s purchasing agent will prepare the specifications for the Chargers; their final price is not yet known.
“We did have quite a few vehicles damaged during Sandy,” said Council President Susan Lydecker, explaining the reasoning behind the purchase.
The ambulances will be purchased off the Houston-Galveston Area Council contract, a national cooperative of government agencies which provides bulk pricing for large items. Each ambulance will cost $150,000. The two wheel drive Ford F-350-based ambulances will be delivered by PL Custom Body and Equipment of Wall Township.
The township will also purchase two cardiac pumps off the same contract for $43,916.