After nearly 15 years without a ladder truck in Beacon Falls, we finally have a new aerial apparatus.
Truck 6, a 2017 Pierce Ascendant quint apparatus, arrived in Beacon Falls on March 30 after the purchase order was approved in February. The town paid $850,000 for the demo piece, which included lettering, equipment mounting, and a few modifications to meet our needs.
Take a look at the Facebook Live video in which we welcomed the truck to Beacon Falls. (The truck appears just after the 6-minute mark of the video.)
The truck boasts a 107-foot ladder, 500 gallons of water, several ground ladders, and compartment space for a wide assortment of tools. It can respond as both a truck and an engine. It will replace Engine 1, a piece that served our department for nearly 30 years. Pierce will provide training for us to get familiar with Truck 6 over the next few months, and we will focus much of our training regimen on this apparatus throughout the rest of the year.
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 now have a top-of-the-line apparatus of which Beacon Falls will be proud. We are currently planning a wetdown ceremony for Sunday, April 29, which will include food and T-shirt sales. More information will be forthcoming.
For more information about our purchase, click here for a story by our friends at Citizen’s News.