A bright orange SP70 vehicle which cost $850,000 has been welcomed by the fire department, reports Wheeling News-Register.
The truck has a 70-foot ladder and can be used as both an aerial truck to help firefighters get above the smoke and flames at large structure fires and as a pumper to provide water.
The Bethesda Fire Department is conducting a $500,000 fundraising campaign to help offset the cost of the truck. So far members have raised about $100,000. Anyone who would like to contribute to that effort should call 740-484-4573.