According to a report from WEAU, the Eau Claire (WI) Fire and Rescue’s (ECFR’s) truck at Station 5’s was ready to be replaced after many years in service. So, it was no surprise when many ECFR firefighters became excited when their first platform apparatus showed up last week.
ECFR Captain David Whitehouse said Station 5 received the new truck because they respond to most of the city’s tallest buildings, necessitating the need for the new platform’s 110-foot tall ladder. Other safety features include a headphone system that protects the firefighters’ hearing and allows for easier communication.
Whitehouse also said that the new addition to ECFR’s fleet will allow them to do things of which the old ladder truck was incapable.
He anticipates the truck will make many appearances in city parades.