Brookfield officials recently approved funding for repairs to Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company's vehicles. The repairs total $33,700. The work includes $18,200 for a new engine for one ambulance and nearly $15,500 for electrical repairs to another vehicle.
First Selectman Steve Dunn says these are repairs that need to be made so that town can try to get the vehicles to last as long as possible.
The possibility of repairs was discussed during last budget season. Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company President Louis Menendez and Assistant Fire Chief Andy Ellis pointed out that they might have a problem with the ambulance, and the engine eventually stopped working. He added that there can't be a good response if the equipment is not working.