A fire truck that was sent out of state for repairs has returned to Danbury.
The vehicle was brought up to new standards and overhauled to extend the truck's life. The 2000 Pierce ladder received new electronics for the ladder system, emergency lighting, new intercom system, generator updating and air conditioning.
Officials defended the air conditioning upgrade saying it's not a luxury for the firefighters who have to wear more than 40 pounds of turnout gear. The department says air conditioning is necessary for the health and safety of firefighters to help avoid heat related disorders.