Fort Mohave Mesa fire department seeking two federal grants

Jan 17, 2018

Jennifer Schmidt pins a badge on her husband, firefighter/paramedic Robert Schmidt of the Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department, at Wednesday’s governing board meeting. Robert Schmidt has completed a one-year probationary period

FORT MOHAVE — Fort Mojave Mesa fire crews will soon be better communicating with their nearby counterparts.

The fire district’s governing board voted Wednesday to approve the purchase of a new radio for a battalion chief’s vehicle.

The dual-band radio, Fire Chief Bret Scholz said, will allow the FMMFD to receive frequencies used by the Clark County and San Bernardino County fire departments.

The vendor is Las Vegas-based McIntosh Communications.

Scholz said the $6,499 item was placed on the...

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FMMFD to purchase two new ambulances

Sep 20, 2018

Kirsten Skyba of vendor RedSky Fire Apparatus LLC discusses the features of a Demers ambulance with Michael Bell, chairman of the Fort Mojave Mesa Fire District governing board. The board voted Wednesday to approve the purchase of two new ambulances similar to the model pictured. Skyba said the ambulances should be delivered in December or January.

FORT MOHAVE — The Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department is planning for the long haul.

The fire district’s governing board voted Wednesday to approve the purchase of two new Demers ambulances, at a total cost of $354,882.

The units’ all-metal construction and expected durability mean that each will probably last through two refurbishments, Fire Chief Bret Scholz said.

“The...

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