Damage to the Newton Fire Department’s ladder truck prompted a neighboring fire station to loan a fire truck, reports Newton Daily News.
The Newton fire truck did not pass a recent inspection. It has to be repaired before it can be back in service, which is expected to take four to six weeks. The truck will be worked on in Altoona but the ladder piece has to be shipped to Indiana.
Grinnell was able to loan its spare truck to the NFD because the department recently purchased a new ladder truck.