According to a report from WCJB, Gainesville (FL) Fire Rescue hosted a push-in ceremony for Ladder 9, its latest advanced life support ladder truck.
Built by E-ONE in Ocala, Florida, the engine holds 500 gallons of water and features a 100-foot ladder.
Ladder 9 will be deployed with state-certified emergency medical technicians and at least one state-certified paramedic.
The ceremony began at 9 a.m. and was held at Fire Station 9, located at 4213 Southwest 30th Avenue (Butler Plaza).
Area neighbors were also invited to attend and help GFR members push the engine into the truck bay as a tribute to the days before motorized fire trucks.