LSU Fire Training Gets 2nd Pumper Under Lease Plan

Issue 2 and Volume 132.

LSU Fire Training Gets 2nd Pumper Under Lease Plan The Louisiana State University Firemen Training Program in June 1975, entered into a lease agreement with FMC Corporation for a 750-gpm pumper, complete with all equipment to be used in training, not only at the training center, but in programs where needed throughout the state. This lease agreement was not a lease purchase. At the end of three years, specifications would be written and bids accepted for the next three years, which would give all fire apparatus manufacturers an opportunity to bid on the lease agreement. This arrangement had a dual purpose: First, we have a revolving apparatus at the training center that enables us to take advantage of any innovations in fire apparatus, and secondly, we would be releasing the fire apparatus while it is still under the UL certification. It has worked out very well. We took delivery of…

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