The town is scheduled to vote on purchasing several vehicles for the and the (DPW) at a meeting Wednesday.
Officials are also scheduled to vote on purchasing new equipment for the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department.
Officials could bond $452,000 to purchase new trucks for the DPW. The council could also bond $118,000 to purchase new sport utility vehicles for the police department.
Additionally, $145,000 from the township’s capital fund could be appropriated to purchase new thermal imaging cameras for the fire department.
Thermal imaging cameras detect hot spots in a home, where a fire may be hidden. They can also detect the position of victims or injured firefighters in dark, smoky rooms.
The council for a new ambulance last April to bolster the Volunteer First Aid Squad’s fleet of emergency vehicles. The squad has an ambulance bus, five ambulances, one rescue truck, a few rescue boats, a mass casualty incident trailer, and a four-wheel drive, off-road vehicle.
The squad received a earlier this year. Twenty-eight people can rest or sleep in the 42-foot-long vehicle at once. It also comes equipped with a defibrillator, intravenous units, and other life-saving and emergency equipment. The state purchased the vehicle with grant money from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Each of New Jersey’s 21 county Emergency Medical Services task forces received an ambulance bus. The squad is a member of the Passaic County EMS Task Force and often receives calls to assist other EMS squads.
The council meeting will begin at 8 p.m. in the council chamber in the municipal complex. It will also be broadcast on cable channel 77 and online.