Coral Gables introduces new 100-foot ladder fire truck



Coral Gables introduces new 100-foot ladder fire truck

Pictured (l-r) are Interim Fire Chief Marc Stolzenberg and members of the Coral Gables City Commission including Commissioner Frank Quesada, Commissioner Vince Lago, Vice Mayor Bill Kerdyk Jr., and Commissioner Pat Keon as they look over the new fire truck while receiving a $1,000 donation from the Coral Gables Firefighters Benevolent Association to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.

Superheroes can leap over tall buildings, but when you’re stuck in a fire emergency high above the ground, you need the assistance of the right equipment.


With safety and service in mind, the City of Coral Gables has purchased a new state-of the- art fire ladder truck with an aerial platform that can extend up to 100 feet in almost any direction. This vehicle replaces a 1985 model that has been in service for 28 years.


Recently, members of the Coral Gables City Commission received a tour of the new fire truck, which will be in service soon, ready to assist in any emergencies happening on single family structures or tall buildings in Downtown Coral Gables. Aside from its water-pumping capabilities, the platform features a control panel to monitor critical information and a video camera. Real time data and video can be sent wirelessly to a command center on the ground. The cost of the new truck was $1.1 million.


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