Brick will soon acquire two new emergency vehicles – including one which will come free of cost.
The township council this week approved the purchase of a Ford F-450 ambulance from a governmental purchasing cooperative for $173,000. The new ambulance will replace an older vehicle that is no longer in operation, Council President Paul Mummolo said.
Additionally, Brick will receive a search and rescue vehicle under a federal surplus program. The vehicle is a 2012 Caiman model 6×6 military search and rescue vehicle produced by BAE Systems.
The township will receive the vehicle for free under a federal military surplus program. The Caimans, used in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters, are being offered to local governments for use as search and rescue vehicles – especially in areas subject to flooding. The vehicle, new, cost about $412,000.