Maricopa (AZ) Fire/Medical yesterday held a push-in ceremony for its new apparatus at Station 574, reports PinalCentral.com.
Dubbed a “rolling toolbox” by officials, the new truck has electric extraction equipment on board, along with medical supplies, emergency pharmaceuticals, and extra gear. Its ladder extends to just over 100 feet.
The truck is also a clean-cab concept, which separates the firefighters from their turnout gear so they are not breathing in the dangerous carcinogens that emit from their equipment. In addition, the custom front grate is made to look like the Arizona flag.
The previous engine will be reserved for backup. With the new addition, though, the 2003 model will be taken out of service.