Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Donated Navy Pumpers Almost Out...??

I know we have all been wondering about the status of those two surplus Navy Pierce pumpers that the department was able to obtain from the Navy DRMO program here on Guam. Well here is the word that was delivered at the recent confirmation hearing of Chief Salas as reported by the Marianas Variety:

Fire trucks not yet out
The two Navy fire trucks recently donated to the Guam Fire Department have yet to be released pending a
review of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Attorney General’s Office.
The matter was brought up on Monday during the confirmation hearing of acting GFD Chief John Salas by
Senator Tom Ada, vice chairman of the Committee on Public Safety, Law Enforcement, and Judiciary.
GFD spokesman, Capt. Andy Arceo, told Ada that they are waiting for the paper work from the AG’s office so they can register the vehicles.
“Once we get that, then we can register the vehicles and get them on the road. The AG’s office is really
assisting us in getting that,” Arceo said, adding the Lt. Governor’s office also assisting in expediting the
The 25-year-old trucks cost about $200,000 each and were obtained by the government of Guam’s Department
of Agriculture and the U.S. Forestry Division through the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office or DRMO.
Arceo said the trucks should be at their respective fire stations very soon. They are to be assigned to the
Astumbo Fire Station in Dededo and Sinajana Fire Station.

So that is the latest word. Hopefully we will see these two trucks out very shortly.
Until next time....

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