Leasing a fire truck is a big deal.It costs a lot of money, it's confusing, and can cause a lot of problems later if not done right.
After you've prepared, then what?Investigate. It's easy to fall into the trap that financing a fire apparatus is just like financing a car or house but that's not true.
A car or house only has a few options. Number of years, interest rate. You don't choose when you begin paying, how often you pay (it's always monthly), or how much to put as a down payment (they always tell you how much).
For a fire truck, you can choose all those options, and more. In fact, there are 7 potential options you should know and select that fits your situation. And each choice can either cost or save you money.
SummaryInvestigate the options so that each one fits your situation. That way, you'll be sure you've done the best job for your department.
John R. Hill