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Northeast Times | July 20, 2018

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Saginaw Fire Department’s New Fire Apparatus

Saginaw Fire Department’s New Fire Apparatus

The Saginaw Fire Department recently placed into service a newly delivered 105’ aerial ladder truck. The 2014 fire truck was custom built by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin. The truck comes equipped with a 460 gallon water tank, a 1500 gpm fire pump, a hydraulic electrical generator, a firefighting foam system, a full complement of fire hose, ground ladders and rescue equipment and seating accommodations for 4 crew members. In addition, the truck features all LED lighting, rollover protection and airbag system for crew member protection and a vehicle data recorder.

“To say we are pleased with our new apparatus would be an understatement” states Fire Chief Spears. “We are very appreciative to receive such a tremendous fire truck knowing that not all fire trucks are built to the same level. This apparatus is definitely at the higher end of the spectrum of quality, functionality, safety and reliability. This exceptional piece of equipment is another example of many that represents our city leadership’s commitment to the safeguarding of the citizens we are entrusted to serve and protect”.

The life expectancy of the new truck is projected to be between 12 and 15 years of front-line service and another 5 to 7 years as a reserve apparatus. The new truck is replacing a 2001 Pierce 75’ aerial ladder truck that will be placed into reserve status. To schedule a tour of either of our two fire stations or to view the new fire truck in person contact us by email at admin@saginawfire.us.

Christian Brothers