Community members gathered at Dawson County Fire Station to participate in the ceremonial wet down and push-in ceremony for a new ladder truck, reports Dawson County News.
Following the ceremony, the new truck was open for the children and other attendees from the community to climb into, explore and take photos in, and firefighters gave a demonstration of how the ladder on the new truck works.
Conversations about a ladder truck have been on-going for at least 15 years. An official termed the truck a “dream come true.” The new truck was funded through SPLOST VI.
The new ladder truck has the ability to fight larger fires, a better safety rating that should help to lower insurance rates and independence from surrounding counties that normally send their ladder trucks for harder-to-reach fires.