March 11, 2013 - New "Truck 2" placed into service:

Fire Chief Barry Outten placed the new "Truck 2" in service at 1850 hrs, on February 23rd. The new unit is a 2012 Pierce Saber with a 75' Heavy Duty Aluminum Ladder. It is powered by a 450 HP Cummins Diesel motor, coupled to an Allison automatic transmission. Fire suppression capabilities include a 1500 gpm Hale pump, 500 gallon water tank, 1500 gpm Akron monitor at the aerial tip, four (4) pre-connected attack lines, 700' of 5" LDH and 250' of 3" supply hose. Other features include our new color scheme of Charcoal grey over Red, LED emergency & D.O.T. lighting package, blue LED aerial lighting, Federal Q2B mechanical siren, Whelen LED traffic advisor, rear-vision back-up camera with a LCD full color screen, air ride driver and officer seats, fully enclosed air conditioned cab with seating for six (6), and Alcoa Aluminum Wheels. The new apparatus will operate as a Quint and in doing so it will be the first due structural piece.  It is equipped with a full compliment of Engine & Truck Company equipment. The unit was purchased through Brian Bashista of Atlantic Emergency Solutions. The new Truck 2 replaced an aging 1978 Duplex/Pierce/L.T.I. aerial which was purchased from the Des Moines, Iowa Fire Department in 2001. 

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