The Pittsfield (Mass.) Fire Department's fleet "is not well suited" to respond to several types of incidents due to its age, and the city doesn't have a plan in place to replace the vehicles, according to a report prepared by a consultant.
"The city of Pittsfield Fire Department's fleet of nine major vehicles is made up of an aging group of poorly planned and designed apparatus," according to a summary of the report prepared by consultants Michael Wilbur and Thomas Shard of Emergency Vehicle Response Fire Protection Services. They presented the 64-page report to the City Council on Feb. 23.
The report singled out apparatus that was acquired in 1988 and 1992 and has been rebuilt.
Read the full report here.