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New fire truck now in service in Danbury

The Danbury Fire Department has a new tool in its arsenal for fire mitigation and rescue responses. Danbury received an aerial platform ladder truck last month and it has just gone into service. 


Department spokesman Steve Rogers says the ladder truck leverages safety features that protect firefighters hearing with communication headphone sets, electronic stability systems and on board computers.  Rogers says the truck includes state of the art radios and a truck I-PAD that allows for effective communications with other fire apparatus and Danbury's Emergency Communications Center.


Rogers says the Aerial platform is a mid-mount ladder with heavy steel framing which provides for exceptional firefighter safety as well as an extended service life.  The truck has enhanced safety features that also allow for proper deployment of ladder stabilization, a state of the art emissions system and strategically placed air bags and side curtains protection systems. The ladder truck has various on board cameras to assist driver with backing up and turning right while in operation.


The life span of this fire truck is expected to be 10 years and the final cost was $1.2 million.

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