HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack’s Mayor and Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the purchase of three four-wheel-drive 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Special Service Vehicles for the Fire Department.

"The new vehicles were purchased off of the New Jersey State Contract for an average price of $35,000 and will take roughly 90 days to arrive,” said Fire Chief Thomas Freeman. "One will be replacing an older Tahoe, which is used by the on-duty Incident Commander allowing the older one to be used as the reserve Deputy Chief’s vehicle. The other two will be staff vehicles.”

Freeman added that the department will be reallocating a 2013 Jeep Cherokee, 2007 Ford Escape and 2003 Crown Victoria to other city departments.

The department currently has three Chevy Tahoes in its fleet.