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Brick to Acquire New Ambulance, Search and Rescue Vehicle

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A BAE Systems Caiman vehicle, similar to one Brick will be receiving for free. (Credit: BAE Systems)
A BAE Systems Caiman vehicle, similar to one Brick will be receiving for free. (Credit: BAE Systems)

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.

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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.