Caledonia Fire District NY Seeks Approval for Truck

Caledonia Fire District (NY) is seeking assistance from voters for the purchase of a Quint fire truck, which will cost $750,000.

The District has established a vehicle replacement plan which retires and purchases one piece of equipment every five years. This purchase fits into the plan and asks voters for approval to expend the funds from reserve accounts.

A Quint fire truck is most well known for its aerial ladder equipment, which provides for a more efficient and expanded level of firefighting with less manpower.

The aerial ladder would make it safer for firefighters to ventilate a structure fire, in some cases accomplishing this without having to step foot on the roof, but if they do, the aerial ladder can swing and remove a firefighter out of harm.

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