Palm Coast has taken delivery of an E-One ladder fire truck, reports FlaglerLive.com.
Ladder-25 is a $980,000 truck, plus $40,000 for additional hardware. The 42-foot-long truck gets about 3.2 miles per gallon, carries 500 gallons of water–enough to put out a one-room fire or a car fire at 125 gallons a minute without hooking into a hydrant–and has a ladder that extends 100 feet, with a water cannon that can fire up to 1,250 gallons a minute.
The fire truck is also built with consideration for firefighter health. Oxygen tanks are stored in their own compartment and loud horns have been lowered to the bumper level.
All the lights aboard are now LED, hugely reducing energy demands on the truck’s alternator or the need for what would have been a 10,000-watt generator aboard. Smaller, portable generators are enough.
Firefighters will be trained in early March, including training on aerial operations by E-One.