Beacon Hose is thrilled to announce that we are FINALLY GETTING OUR LADDER TRUCK!
The Board of Selectmen approved this evening a purchase order for the demo apparatus that we examined earlier this month. We will be purchasing a 2017 Pierce Ascendant, which is a quint apparatus with a 107-foot ladder, 500 gallons of water, several ground ladders, and compartment space for a wide assortment of tools.
With this apparatus being a demo piece, we are getting a whole lot of bang for our buck. Pierce has agreed to outfit the truck with some specific changes that we requested, and we expect to take delivery of this rig by the end of April.
We want to thank the residents of Beacon Falls for supporting the bonding package in June 2016, our truck committee for years of hard work, Pierce and Firematic for working with us on a deal, and the Board of Selectmen for approving the purchase.
We are ecstatic that we will very soon have a top-of-the-line apparatus of which Beacon Falls will be proud. We will keep everyone in the loop as to the progress of the customizations and the schedule of events to welcome our new quint this spring!
For more information about our purchase, click here for a story by our friends at Citizen’s News.