The need for replacing fleet vehicles in Rockford, Ill., had become so substantial that choosing to lease became a necessity. The city had backup vehicles for each of its front-line vehicles since they were unreliable and frequently needed repair. Pictured is Dave DeCarlo working on a fire engine prior to the city choosing to lease. (Photo provided by the city of Rockford, Ill.)

The need for replacing fleet vehicles in Rockford, Ill., had
become so substantial that choosing to lease became a necessity.
The city had backup vehicles for each of its front-line vehicles
since they were unreliable and frequently needed repair. Pictured
is Dave DeCarlo working on a fire engine prior to the city choosing
to lease. (Photo provided by the city of Rockford, Ill.)