The Fort Saskatchewan fire trucks need some new rubber - and soon.
The National Fire Protection Association made a recommendation that all fire engine tires over seven years-of-age must be replaced.
"One of our new deputy chiefs did an audit on all of our tires and came back and said that 90 per cent of our tires are not compliant," said McKerry. "We need to do something about this."
He's looking for $6,000 per year over four years from the city to complete the necessary changes. Fire truck tires are, on average, roughly $800 each. McKerry needs to replace 30 tires.
"We're moving through traffic, we have big trucks trying to traverse vehicles and intersections while we're trying to get to incidents in a hurry, it's not only for our safety, but safety for the public vehicles as well that we're sharing the roadway with."
McKerry plans to start with the newer engines and work his way to the least-used vehicles.
Council will make their decision during the final budget deliberations in December.

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