The Lorain Fire Department is planning to order a new, $1.4 million tower truck, reports Morning Journal.
The Sutphen SPH 100 Aerial Platform will be customized for specifications of the fire Department. The truck could take 14 to 16 months to arrive. Issues in the supply chain and worker issues are impacting timing of delivery of fire trucks.
Tower 1 will remain in use until the arrival of the new truck, then serve as a backup aerial. The current truck is 18 years old.