A $1.4 million rear-mount platform aerial was recently put in service by the Sault Ste. Marie (MI) Fire Department.
The 100-foot aerial will replace a 30-year-old 75-foot apparatus, according to a report broadcast by News 9&10.
The new apparatus has controls checked by computer to limit human error, the television station reported.
It’s expected that all firefighters on the department will be trained on its operations and everyone will be able to drive and operate it after lessons have been completed, the station reported.
The new truck is expected to be in the community’s July Fourth parade and in service by the end of next week, according to 9&10 News.
The fire truck will be in the Fourth of July parade in Sault Ste. Marie Sunday. LaBonte said it should officially be put into service by the end of next week.