Dear Harrison Township Residents,
On Nov. 18th from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm, the Harrison Twp. Fire District will be holding a special election at the Ewan Firehouse located at 312 Ewan Road, asking the voters to support spending Capital Funds on the following emergency equipment:
The purchase of new communication equipment to meet the requirements of the new County radio system going into effect prior to January 1st, 2016. This will include vehicle radios, portable radios, and pagers for our personnel.
The purchase of 2 special service vehicles for the Fire Chief located at each fire station. These vehicles will be utilized for responding to emergencies and command functions during an emergency incident.
The purchase of drive cameras and mobile data terminals for every emergency vehicle owned by the Fire District. The purpose for this equipment is to monitor the vehicles while in use and mapping technology to enhance response times and provide hydrant locations during fire responses.
Personnel Pagers (30) = 10,530.00
Portable Radios (15) & Vehicle chargers (9) = 34,236.00
Vehicle radio headset upgrades = 12,582.00
Special service vehicles fully equipped (2) = 100,826.00
Drive cameras (10) = 3,500.00
Mobile data terminals, I-Pads (10) = 8,000.00
Total estimated cost = 169,674.00
These capital purchases, not to exceed 170,000.00 dollars, will not increase the current fire district tax rate. These capital funds currently exist within the Fire District budget; however, these funds require voter approval by way of a special election in order for the money to be utilized. The Fire District would like to Thank You in advance for your support with this special election and your continued support of our Firefighters as we continue to move forward with the best possible fire protection for our residents and our community.