Last week, we were asked to approve the purchase of two new fire trucks for Kamloops. One truck was part of the normal upgrade cycle. The other was a replacement for a truck that did not quite work out. I was pleased to support the approval of the purchases. The question I asked our fire chief was about how the procurement process had changed so that we don't run into this kind of problem in the future. Chief McCall let Council know that the department is now involved in every step of the design and manufacture of the truck and that they have expanded their procurement committee. I think this was the important issue with the purchase of the trucks. We need them. We just have to make sure we got the right process to buy them.