Sugar Land City Council OKs two new fire trucks

Sugar Land City Council approved the purchase of two new fire engines at its Jan. 18 meeting. (Courtesy Pexel)
Sugar Land City Council approved the purchase of two new fire engines at its Jan. 18 meeting. (Courtesy Pexel)

Sugar Land City Council approved the purchase of two new fire engines at its Jan. 18 meeting. (Courtesy Pexel)

Sugar Land City Council unanimously approved the purchase of two new fire engines at its Jan. 18 meeting.

The funding, totaling $1,574,548, will facilitate the purchase of two Pierce Custom Impel Pumper Fire Engines, paid for by Sugar Land's voter-approved GO Bond that included four general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million in 2019. The purchase will be executed through a buying agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council.


The two new fire engines will replace two 2003 Crimson Pumpers, which city officials said were so old that replacement parts for the trucks were becoming hard to find. Both trucks cost $813,070 individually. The $1.57 million in funding was determined by the cost of the trucks combined with a "pre-pay discount" of $53,592 and an H-GAC fee of $2,000.

Due to supply chain issues, officials said they will not receive the trucks for approximately 18 months.
By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.