The new ladder truck will be assigned to Station 7 (L7 on side of the vehicle), one of three fire stations on Cedar Rapids' northeast side.
Every 10 years, the DFD must replace its front-line trucks to meet federal firefighting standards.
The Carlsbad City Council approved a grant with the State of New Mexico to purchase a new fire truck
The Cedar Grove Fire Department has added a pumper fire truck to the fleet
At a cost of $485,000, the single truck replaces an engine made for responding to structure fires and an engine used for brush fires.