After a while, a solution to the problem was designed and installed. I am told now that the water pump NEVER froze, and functioned as it should every time. But like everything, the pump just "wore out!"
I have also avoided mentioning exact figures for the repair of our truck, or its replacement, because we don't have those figures available yet. Council is in the process of getting more information on the repairs and more accurate costs of another used fire engine. After all that is in, we than need to decide what to do.
We will have three choices;
- Fix our existing truck and hold on to it until 2020 when the Village's finances and provincial and federal grant money may make it possible to replace it.
- Get rid of the existing truck and purchase another used, surplus truck.
- Continue to rent a fire truck until Village finances and grants may make it possible to replace it.