Semmes Fire Rescue received city council approval to purchase two new fire trucks at last night’s City Council meeting. The funding request passed with all council members voting for approval. Delivery of the new trucks is anticipated in sixty days or less. In early February, Mayor David Baker encouraged Fire Chief Kevin Brooks to accelerate his fire vehicle replacement plan due to continued growth of the city’s residential and business areas and the city’s ongoing efforts to further improve the city’s ISO rating. Chief Brooks located two suitable fire engines available for purchase on fire-fighting duty at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida.