He estimated cost for such a truck at about $600,000.
Also included in that grant application are funding requests for a third power cot and loader ($40,000) and a chest compressor ($13,148) for the city’s third ambulance. The chest compressor is a device used to perform cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation on a patient.
“We’ve found positive patient outcomes and it has worked well to help the organization as it allows another person to perform other tasks,” he said.
The grant application of $620,490 seeks 95 percent of the total cost of $653,148 for the new fire truck and other equipment.
In other action
Council also approved a resolution to purchase a 2016 ambulance at an amount that was less that what was available through the state purchasing contract for $164,178 in a lease to own arrangement. The city will make three annual payments of $55,964 to purchase the new ambulance.
The purchase would provide about $45,000 in savings to the city’s 2012 projections, Westendorf said.
An ambulance purchased prior to the launch of the Franklin EMS division cost more than $236,000, he said.
Once the new ambulance is delivered, it will replace an ambulance the city inherited when it withdrew as a member of the Joint Emergency Medical Services District.