Purchase of 2 engines, ladder truck warranted | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette – Williamsport Sun-Gazette


Williamsport is looking at using some of its $25.5 million American Rescue Plan allotment on purchasing two fire engines and a ladder truck — a wise investment.

City Fire Chief Mark Killian said in a Monday Sun-Gazette article that the Bureau of Fire is using a data-driven approach to prioritizing its vehicular and equipment needs.

“The goals are to maintain a modern, safe and reliable fleet of apparatus that meets the current and future needs of the department,” Killian said, before detailing the deficiencies with some of the bureau’s current trucks.

Protection from fires is one of the most clear-cut responsibilities of our city government. The safety of Williamsport residents from disasters such as fires, as well as the other services the first responders provide to Williamsport residents in distress, are paramount.

Also, our city’s firefighters have been at the forefront of a concept that in other instances, rarely moves beyond being a buzzword — regionalization.

While a lot of officials across Lycoming County and across the state talk about regionalization, the Williamsport Bureau of Fire has had a formal alliance with neighboring Old Lycoming Township, the third-most populous municipality in Lycoming County. The Bureau of Fire and Old Lycoming Township Fire Department buttress each other effectively and have for years, providing a model that officials could use elsewhere to successfully make regionalization more than a buzzword.

In the interests of both public safety and of furthering the cause of regionalization, the city would be more than justified in purchasing the new fire trucks.

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Red Bull set to announce Ford engine partnership deal with US car giant – BBC

Honda-powered Red Bull won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2022

Red Bull are poised to announce an engine partnership deal with US car giant Ford.

Ford will join forces with the team from 2026, part-funding the engine Red Bull are designing for the new regulations to be introduced that year.

The agreement is expected to be officially unveiled at Red Bull’s 2023 season launch in New York on Friday.

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Ford set to announce F1 return with Red Bull engine deal – The Race

Red Bull and Ford are set to announce they will work together on a Formula 1 engine for 2026.

The widely rumoured collaboration will be announced on Friday, when Red Bull is set to reveal the livery for its 2023 car the RB19 at an event in New York.

Though not confirmed by either party, the news of a tie-up between Ford and the newly created Red Bull Powertrains engine division was mistakenly leaked in Italian media and is understood to be correct.

Ford has been interested in a potential F1 programme for several months, based around the 2026 engine regulations – which feature “100% sustainable fuels”, according to F1, and an increase in the electrical …….