Friday, November 10, 2006


For the Lorain Fire Department Christmas came early this year with the delivery of 2 brand new fire trucks. For our Firefighter readers, those would be 2, 2006 Smeal / Spartan 1250 gpm pumper’s.

Lorain Fire Chief Tom Brown said that the new trucks come with a lot of new features that the older trucks do not have. “Some of the new features include rear and right side cameras for backing and right turns, advanced emergency lighting, rear sweep down tire chains, better designed body & midship mounted pump panel.”

Chief Brown said that the two trucks, both costing $300,000 and paid for with bond money, will be on the road in 2 to 3 weeks. Once they are on the road the Lorain Fire Department fleet will consist of 4 Pumper’s, 1 Tower Truck, 1 Heavy Rescue and 1 Command vehicle. There are still various support vehicles and vehicles in reserve.

When asked what is next for the Lorain Fire Department, Chief Brown said they would like one more pumper and support vehicles to replace aging ones and we are continuing to upgrade our dispatch facility.

To see more pictures of the new trucks: CLICK HERE


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