Tower Ladder 5, the Bridgeport Fire Department’s new fire truck, has been unveiled at fire headquarters. The new 100-foot ladder truck, includes a large platform at the top, a lighted ladder way, air bags and an electric Hurst Jaws of Life tool. The $1.1 million apparatus was funded by taxpayers.
A fire official said the apparatus is expected to provide 20 years of service. The new addition replaces a 20-year-old truck which will now be taken out of service to be used as a spare.
The city now has six ladder trucks, four active and two spare.
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