According to a report from KXII, Denison (TX) Fire Rescue (DFR) placed into active service its new Ladder 63 for the first time on Wednesday, and the DFR expects it to play a crucial role in emergency response within the town.
DFR Chief Gregg Loyd said the truck is fully remote controlled, meaning they can control it from the ground or platform.
DFR announced that it had received the Ladder 63 last month.
We would like to introduce the newest member of the DFR team – LADDER 63!!! We are proud to have Ladder 63 in our…Posted by Denison Fire Department on Wednesday, December 2, 2020
The previous DFR ladder truck’s ladder was 75 feet long and staffed on demand. This new E-1 ladder truck is equipped with a 100-foot ladder and will be staffed 24/7.
Most of the buildings in the downtown area are two stories high; if a fire breaks out and there’s no ladder truck, they’d be difficult to save.