According to a report from The Sequoyah County Times, the City of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, has purchased a 2003 Emergency One aerial ladder with a 95-foot aerial platform from the Fayetteville (AR) Fire Department. The city was able to purchase the truck for $30,000 plus buyer’s premium fees.
City Purchases Aerial Fire Truck The City of Sallisaw has purchased an aerial fire truck that will soon be placed into…Posted by City of Sallisaw on Monday, March 1, 2021
Sallisaw Fire Department (SFD) Chief Anthony Armstrong said that, if purchased new, this type of apparatus would cost more than $1 million. The department purchased its current 75-foot aerial truck in 2009 for $25,000. He continued to say that the new truck passed their inspection and seems to have few issues.
The new aerial will replace the SFD’s 1989 Pierce aerial truck that is currently in service. The longer aerial lift as well as an increased pumping capacity will provide more points to the city’s ISO rating.
The new aerial will be placed in service once it is outfitted with the necessary hoses and equipment.