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By: Erin Smith

ElizabethtownFireDepartmentlogoThe Elizabethtown Town Council met in their noon work session on Monday and learned that the delivery of the new fire truck has been delayed by several weeks.

Chief Nick West updated the board as to the reason for the delay.  He said initially the truck was to have arrived in March but was delayed by 45 days due to construction delays.

Chief West said when they received word the apparatus was in the final construction phase, he and a mechanic with the department traveled to Pennsylvania and made a final inspection of the truck.

“We noticed some paint problems in the roll up door,” said Chief West.

He said the truck was delivered to the dealer located in South Carolina and the problem with the paint persisted. Chief West explained the problem with the paint if that it is not adhering to the surface of the roll up doors.

Chief West said the supplier did not know the doors were to be painted. He said the supplier has agreed to replace the doors but wants to ensure the paint will adhere to the surface of the replacement doors.

“We have asked for a 12 year part warranty,” said Chief West.

He told the board that hopefully in a few more weeks, the truck will be ready for delivery. Chief West emphasized the truck is at the dealer in Sumter, SC and the truck has passed the required pump tests and all other inspections with the exception of the paint.

Chief West said the dealer, the manufacturer and the supplier are all working to resolve the issue.