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File #: 20-6043   
Type: Purchase of Equipment
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a contract with Lenco Industries, Inc., for one all-terrain medical/fire response vehicle for the San Antonio Fire Department for a total cost of $346,972.00, funded by 2020 tax notes. [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. Final Bid Tab, 2. Bid Response - Lenco Industries, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2020-10-29-0745




All Terrain Medical/Fire Response Vehicle


An ordinance authorizing an offer with Lenco Industries, Inc. to provide one All Terrain Medical/Fire Response Vehicle (MedCat) for the San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) for a total cost of $346,972.00 funded from the Adopted Capital Budget.


Submitted for City Council consideration and action is the acceptance of an offer from Lenco Industries, Inc. to provide the San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) with one all-terrain medical/fire response vehicle. The unit is an addition to the SAFD's fleet and will not be placed into the Equipment Renewal and Replacement Fund.

This vehicle will be used by the SAFD to transport emergency response personnel to and from medical and fire situations with increased risk. The SAFD has responded to a number of incidents where a protected vehicle would be beneficial for both injured victim recovery and firefighting purposes. These incidents have involved barricaded subjects and/or active shooters in addition to intentionally set fires where fire was used as a weapon. The vehicle can also be used to assist with the recovery and protection of civilians in harm's way during terrorist threats, hostage incidents, or encounters with large gatherings of aggressors. The all-terrain medical/fire response vehicle is designed to provide protection from a variety of small arms, explosives and improvised explosive device threats in critical emergency situations that SAFD Fire and EMS respond to.

The MedCat features and specifications were determined through industry best practice and SAFD Operational needs. Firefighting capabilities include a 2.5-inch joystick-controlled water nozzle with 320-degree rotation. The interior is a fully equipped EMS unit that has the capacity for up to two patients on stretchers or six patients in seated positions. This vehicle ...

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